A hero that we all know, probably too well would have to be the fictional comic book superhero, Superman who first appeared in publication in 1938 by Detective Comics, later known as DC Comics. Widely considered to be an American cultural icon, the “Man of Steel” was created in 1932 by Cleveland’s Jerry Siegel and Toronto’s, Joe Shuster and made the hero’s mark on the world subsequently appearing in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips and video games. With the success and establishment of the emerging world meeting such a hero, the superhero genre was soon created.
What is it about heroes that we admire so much in this modern day culture? Is it that they give us a certain hope from the challenges that we face or take place in our everyday lives or that we just feel the need sometimes to be saved by another? It boils down to the heart and the fascinating things it can do to overcome obstacles because it’s not the weapon that fights the fight, it’s just the heart, beat by beat. Heroes are those who understand their responsibilities that come with freedom and decide to find their inner strength to persevere and endure in spite of overpowering difficulties. They are made in that moment, not from questioning the past or fearing what’s to come.