Like any genre, superhero comics are built on a foundation of tropes, clichés and stereotypes. Ask someone to draw an average superhero for you, and no doubt it'll be a man or woman with a rippling physique that's barely contained beneath a skin-tight costume, perhaps with a cape or domino mask to conceal their identity. Boots and gloves will be involved. Also a defining symbol, usually across the chest, to denote their particular gimmick. That's a superhero, and showing that image to anybody will elicit the same response. These little tropes are good at signifying what a superhero comic is, even at a glance, but when you start boring down further and finding more of these overused clichés, it's a little more troubling. There's some things that almost every comic has to have, without fail, like good eventually triumphing over evil. That's just part and parcel with telling really any story that doesn't upset the applecart too much. There are other parts of superhero comics that are getting difficult to put up with, but they've become so ingrained in the genre that it might be impossible. From bad art to trite story arcs to the general raw deal given to female characters, there's a lot of stereotypically comic book fare we could really do without, and yet they persist to clog up our superhero stories and keep things safe and boring. Here's fifteen of the worst offenders when it comes to tired, tedious tropes in comics.