Superheroes are everywhere these days, and they all came from comic books right?
Wrong! Lots of superhero characters emerged from TV, Film and Animation, independent of the four color page. Hancock, Defendor, MANTIS and the Greatest American Hero all originated outside of comic books.
Parody, homage and ripoffs of superhero concepts are discussed as well in Episode 113 of the Media Montage Podcast!
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