I should also mention Stan Lee. Spiderman caught criminals and saved lives but had trouble getting a girlfriend. The X-Men saved the world frequently but were somehow hated and misunderstood.
You love Star Trek and Star Wars, because those things are like someone has gone into a laboratory and created the opposite of 1970s suburban London; don't feel guilty about enjoying popular culture by the way, it's going to have its moment.
With television drama currently enjoying a ‘golden age’, and an increasing number of writers emerging from creative writing courses, Mark Illis argues that the literary novel may have had its day — and that writing for TV will be the way forward for many young writers.
Whether in graphic novel form, or onscreen, superheroes have become ubiquitous, over the past few decades. Mark Illis considers the reasons for this continuing fascination.