Hey Kids, Comics! #60 - Deconstructing Comics: I Need a Hero

Welcome to the first issue of an exciting new story arc in which Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take on the daunting task of exploring the minutia of the super-hero comic.  To kick off the series the hero is put under the microscope and examined in intimate detail.

What possesses men and  women to don tights and utility belts, to devote time and money to the pursuit of justice?  How and why does the super-hero become a vital part of crime fighting and national or even global defense?  How has the role of the hero evolved to remain topical to modern audiences?  These are some of the questions that will be pondered as a myriad of heroes are cited and examined by your inquisitive hosts.