Sunday, February 17, 2008

Superheroes


I was reading a text with one of my students the other day - it was about Superheroes. I found out later that the composition subject on the ECCE exam had to do with something like this, so I thought I could do something with my students about it.


First of all I am posting the definition of "Superheroes" taken from Wikipedia:


A superhero (also known as a super hero) is a fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest." Since the debut of the prototypal superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes — ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas — have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine or super heroine.
By most definitions, characters need not have actual superhuman powers to be deemed superheroes, although sometimes terms such as costumed crimefighters are used to refer to those without such powers who have many other common traits of superheroes.

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