Have you ever been so angry you felt like you were “hulking out”? Did you ever walk into a dangerous situation and feel your “spider-sense” tingle? Have you fantasized people would be sorry for how they treated you if they only knew your secret identity? Welcome to modern society, where superhero culture has become the metaphorical prism through which we see—and live—our lives. With roots in the Bible and myth, the superhero speaks to our psyches in profound, fascinating ways that bear serious consideration. In this entertaining, informative presentation, accompanied by a dynamic slide show, comics expert Danny Fingeroth explores the reasons these colorful characters–in comics, in movies, and on TV–are potent myths for our times.