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Kahan, Jeffrey. Why We Need Superheroes. Jefferson: McFarland, 2022. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-8272-3
BibTeX citation key: Kahan2022
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ethics, Superhero, USA
Creators: Kahan
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Comic books and superhero stories mirror essential societal values and beliefs. We can be Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Black Panther or Rocket Raccoon through our everyday choices. We can’t fly, fix hyper drives or hear human heartbeats a mile away, but we can think about what Matt Murdock would do in a conflict, how Superman would respond to natural disasters and how Captain America would handle humanitarian crises. This book analyzes the impact of dozens of comics by examining the noble personalities, traits and actions of the main characters. Chapters detail how superheroes, comic books and other pop culture phenomena offer more than pure entertainment, and how we can better model ourselves after our favorite heroes. Through our good deeds, quick thinking and positive choices, we can become more like superheroes than we ever imagined.
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