DC Comics isn't just about Superman smacking a monster around or Batman catching the Joker for the umpteenth time. It's more than explosions, aliens, and doomsday weapons. In each story, there is unique drama and conflict.
Whether it's a hero's identity getting exposed or watching a loved one going rogue, moments like this aren't just awkward for the characters, but for the readers too.
Superheroes may have the strength to go against a colossal robot or an interdimensional entity but that doesn't mean the protectors of Earth's aren't prone to tension and confrontations amongst themselves. Moments like these usually stand out more than the big battles, because they show these iconic heroes at their most vulnerable.
When a hero sees a threat, they know they must do what's necessary to vanquish it.
But what do you do when you find out your sidekick is an addict? How do you react when you learn a hero may be having an affair? What's the protocol when you discover a superhero has become a killer?
It doesn't matter if you can fly or you've saved the world a gazillion times. No one is ready for these awkward moments, whether or not you are a superhero.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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