Why Do We Love Superhero Stories So Much?

If the box office and television are any indicator, America is obsessed with superheroes. Nearly every new batch of movies has at least one superhero movie, and superhero television shows seem to roll out every week. Judging from how much money these movies and shows generate, superheroes are our generation’s favorite thing. But why? According to some commentators, superheroes are to us what the gods were to the Greeks: emblems of our values in packages flawed enough to afford relatability. Read more […]