Editorial: Generations of superheroes


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These superheroes are very influential on many people across multiple generations.

Melissa Theodorus, Editor-in-Chief

From Wonder Woman to Captain America, superheroes have an influence on our childhood and our entire lives. While superheroes are mostly defined for their superhuman powers, which makes them different from regular heroes, the fictional characters tend to have a unique and memorable backstory that led them to be the courageous people they are. Kids today still dress up as their favorite superhero, while many others admire and strive to become heroes of their own lives.
I remember at a young age being introduced to superheroes through their movies. However, the generations prior might have had a different experience where they read comic books. It’s crazy to think that these characters have been inspirations to so many people growing up.
While these characters, such as Superman, might have started as ideas and sketches in the early 1900s, movies, TV shows, merchandise, and so much more are still being made to this day. With all the upcoming big-screen superhero movies that were postponed due to the pandemic, it doesn’t seem like the era of superheroes is ending any time soon either. Disney+ is bringing Phase Four of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and HBO Max has the DC Extended Universe with Wonder Woman 1984’s release. This only shows that more superheroes are coming.
You could be someone who creates the next superhero who’ll serve as an inspiration to others. If you’re interested in reading about specific superheroes such as Black Panther and lesser-known Hugo Hercules, then check out the other stories here on The Armijo Signal!

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