Superheros who Actually care about Normal People are the Best
No outer space battles, no time travel, no Super vs. Super fighting, just superpowered individuals helping ordinary people who need them.
Superman protecting scared refugee kids from angry mobs because he knows what it’s like to be an undocumented immigrant.
Captain America standing up for a tired single mother getting harassed in the checkout line for using food stamps.
Wonder Woman comforting a trans girl by telling her that all it takes to be an Amazon is to follow Aphrodite’s laws of love and justice.
Scarlet Witch taking in a runaway girl fleeing a toxic household, holding her close in the middle of the night when she has nightmares. Telling her she’s not selfish or ungrateful, that family isn’t determined by blood.
These are the sort of stories I want to read. Maybe I’m just a sentimental fool, but I kinda miss the days when Superheroes were, ya know, heroic.
The only time the stuff at the very top is any good is if you can actually root for the heroes because they’re doing good, noble things for other people.