Superheroes 3/2 – Is Superman boring?

Today we focused exclusively on Superman. First, we talked about whether or not Superman’s superpowers make him a boring superhero. After all, if we know he can’t die, what would keep us interested in his story?

We used this power point to steer us in the right direction: superman-and-morality

Then, in groups, we read through this article by Soren Bowie that expanded on Paul Constant’s idea from the power point: hard-to-make-superman-interesting

For tonight, read chapter 4 of Kingdom Come. Come to class tomorrow ready to apply the ideas from the Soren Bowie article to the Superman of Kingdom Come. Basically, does this story get Superman right?

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