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Should Superheros have a Leash?

Analyse major story archs in different superhero universes and how they handle the theme of should superheros be regulated. Explore ideas of ethics, morals, politics, and social politics. Some examples of comics that do this are Marvel’s Civil War, DC’s Kingdom Come, Watchmen, and more.

  • How about including X-Men? – Munjeera 8 years ago
  • Powers by Bendis would also be useful to look at. – TheReelFolkBlues 8 years ago
  • This is potentially a huge topic...an author might want to pick one universe and analyze from there...or do one veeeeery broad article. Either way, I would be fascinated to see what s/he comes up with! Superhero universes always have one foot in real life. – sophiacatherine 8 years ago
  • this would be a very cool topic to counter compare to DC, since the idea of 'regulation' comes from Civil War and that idea, it would be cool to apply it to DC and see how it would work in an alternate universe. – scole 8 years ago
  • It was discussed in DC: Golden Age as well as New Frontier that the "mystery men" of the golden age of DC comics were forced out by a form of McCarthyism and it would be interesting to explore that impact as well. – gjkalmek 8 years ago
  • Have you read that comic book titled "The Boys"? They also made a TV show. Season 3 just finished. – T. Palomino 2 years ago