Why Superheroes Matter

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The Superheroes of DC or Marvel lore are as fallible, as self-doubting, and as deeply flawed as you and I. Just like the Greek Gods and Heroes. This has helped root Our Gods within the real world, helped tell their story with context,  and allows us to share in their personal journey of growth as an extension of our own.

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