I’m a grown ass man and I have a confession to make.
I’ve been reading a lot of comic books lately.
Apparently I’m not alone. Comic book and graphic novel sales hit an all-time high in 2018. Superhero films have been the dominant form of Hollywood blockbuster for over a decade now. Just since the start of 2019, there’s been a slew of comic book heroes hitting the big screen: Captain Marvel, The Avengers: End Game, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Why are we so drawn to these heroes and heroines with bright capes and costumes?