What would you do if you had Batman or Superman’s powers? Would you help others or would you rather help yourself? Recent research published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology suggests that in contrast to how comic book superheroes behave, ordinary people would use hypothetical superpowers for selfish rather than altruistic purposes
The centerpieces of today’s culture are superheroes and their associated franchises, mainly produced by comic book giants Marvel and DC Comics. Noble by nature, righteous by intent, and strong in physicality, these heroes deal with narratives that are reflections of the issues faced by society at that particular point in time.