There’s something I need to tell you all, dear readers, and it may be a bitter pill to swallow. Superhero comics are just soap operas with spandex and punching. This also goes for professional wrestling, but that’s a topic for someone whose knowledge on the subject is more up to date than about 2003.
Don’t get me wrong, I like seeing superpeeps thrashing seven shades of superpoop out of each other as much as the next person, but the real reason people keep coming back to the ol’ funnybooks is the drama. Sure, Batman is cool, but would he still be popular after all these years if all he ever did was fight? Of course not! If that were the case, we’d be celebrating the 90s as a New Golden Age instead of quietly pretending they didn’t happen while making jokes about pouches and feet.