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Monday, July 21, 2008

Does the world need another super hero?

Have you noticed that there have been a lot more super hero related movies and books lately? I know in romance I've seen quite a few.

So are super heroes the new vampires? Everything changes, evolves to put one thing on top of the food chart and practically make another disappear.

Vamps and superheroes aren't that different from each other. Both have extraordinary strength but still have a weakness that makes them vulnerable. Both can have a secret that can intrigue and draw a person in.

What super heroes have that vamps don't have is what I call the total good/good. Well, the majority of the time they do. There is no draw back or anything that is half good about a super hero. Their mythos isn't rooted in evil like the vampires is. Sure there are good vampires and bad but originally even the good ones normally have started off evil.

Take Angel (Angelus) for example. He was a killing machine until the gypsies returned his soul.

And Louis, he was pretty bad for the human pop until Claudia came along.

With super heroes, there isn't a need for them to be reformed. Well, Hancock excluded. Superman, Batman, and the like are all pretty wholesome and Captain Savey from the beginning. So shouldn't that make them less appealing? At least for me it does, especially in romance.

So what do you guys think?

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