"Lo, I teach you the Superman! The Superman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: The Superman shall be the meaning of the earth!" (Friedrich Nietzsche)
From the classic—Superman, Batman—to the postmodern—The Ultimates, Wildcats Version 3.0—superheroes have never quite escaped the stigma of being mere children’s entertainment. They are certainly that, but they are so much more.
Join in on an exploration of the origins, symbolism and deconstruction of a typically American genre that has produced some of the most influential fictional characters of the modern day.
"But these sagas are more than just entertainments, at least to many readers; they are the post-industrial equivalent of folk tales and as such, they have gone pretty deeply into a lot of psyches." (Dennis O’Neil)
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