“Each decade, these characters represent our own best idea of what we'd like to be.” – Grant Morrison
Wed, 07/20/2011 - 12:30pm
As part of their extensive coverage of San Diego Comic-Con this week, USA TODAY has posted an article about the evolution of super-heroes. Specifically, how the evolution of super-heroes at this year’s convention are reflections of the times and society we currently live in.
“Each decade, these characters represent our own best idea of what we'd like to be, our own big idea," contributed ACTION COMICS and Supergods writer Grant Morrison. When discussing Superman’s new image, Grant said, “There's a reason why he's dressed in the jeans and the T-shirt and he's Bruce Springsteen Superman. That was the look I wanted to get back, of a genuine working-class hero … You do become a little bit better by trying to imagine what it must be like to think like Superman.”
Check out USA TODAY for the full coverage.