Heroic realism is a term which has sometimes been used to describe art used as propaganda. … Its characteristics are realism and the depiction of figures as ideal types or symbols, often with explicit rejection of modernism in art.
When it comes to accurate depictions of the human body, comic book heroes are hardly realistic. Whether they’re sprouting blades from their hands or surviving decades in a deep freeze, these characters regularly push the limits of what’s considered possible. But they also depart from realistic human anatomy in a more mundane sense: Almost none of them reflect the typical physique of most people.
I agree that this is a tragedy. Tornadoes, earthquakes or dump trucks running into the side of a school bus loaded with students are also a tragedy. Nature is uncontrollable, but man has a mind to think with and can choose right from wrong.
Superman and Batman are not superheroes. They are fictional characters. To meet real heroes, talk to neighbors who fought in World War II or later wars so that we have the freedoms we have today. These veterans are the same ones who took an oath to protect our Constitution and our country, some by giving their lives to do so.
Law-abiding citizens don’t kill people. Too often we mix fantasy with reality and there is where the
problem starts. Let each person be responsible for his actions. Easton and Allentown bought weapons from people to get guns off the streets. But all the guns came from law-abiding citizens. The bad guys still have theirs.
Wars will never end, and killings will never stop. We would be better off to feed the hungry and house the homeless; that way we would be so busy that we wouldn’t have time to kill each other.