I wonder what the lure of the super hero really is. After all we also love the anti-hero. The flawed human being who somehow muddles through, winning some and (unlike the super heroes) losing some.
Watching that quirky film “Salmon fishing in the Yemen” last night I was wondering about this. A man, definitely intelligent, but with a rather stunted human-interaction capability. Yet your heart goes out to him as he tries.
Super heroes? Maybe we like them because they offer us a chance to imagine how it would be if we weren’t human, flawed and trying hard.
Yet in more recent times we have made the superheroes flawed, weaknesses, quirks. I guess we find that even more intriguing; someone who like us isn’t perfect but who can achieve GREAT things?