...Without The Radiation
Super heroes have been a pop culture staple since the 1930's, when children across the country gathered around the family radio to listen to Flash Gordon serials. From Superman to Spiderman to the Incredible Hulk, there's something about the normal-by-day, powerful crime-fighter-by-night that captures our imaginations.
I think superhero folklore resonates with us because it provides a picture of what God made us to be: a band of supernaturally-gifted everymen (and women), united on a mission (cape and mask optional).
10 Ways God's People Are Like Superheroes (click the image to view more):