I’ve had a lingering question on my mind lately. Why are there no comic book-like heroes in the world? What prevents a slightly off kilter vigilante from donning a mask and busting criminals Batman style?
Good sense? Surely that’s not the reason… people do all sorts of stupid things these days. Just take a look at the folks behind Jackass.
Fear and a good sense of mortality? There are so many thrill seekers out there that this wouldn’t seem to be a hinderence. People love to face death, sometimes on a regular basis. Skydiving, rock climbing, and bungie jumping are just a few extreme sports that thousands of people take part in for fun.
Seriously… why haven’t we seen a “super” hero emerge from the sea of humanity to lend a selfless, muscular, glove clad hand to the struggling masses?
What’s your take on this? Will we ever see a super hero on the world scene? Should some multi-billionaire who’s family was slaughtered in front of his face take on an alternate persona and deal with his inner grief by beating the crap out of street thugs? Has there been a super hero of this caliber in times past that I’m just not aware of?