A critical look at superheroes

Scholar says superheroes lift despair, threaten status quo

Examiner.com: As superheroes take the summer movie season by storm, SAGES fellow Brad Ricca, PhD, takes a critical look at the meaning behind these characters, their history and their impact on children. “I think that the idea of an individual being able to change the status quo is dangerous, which is why superheroes are still popular,” he said.