Just out of curiosity, do you prefer stories with superpowered heroes or human ones?*
*By making this distinction I am not saying that superpowered heroes are not human by definition. I’m just curious if people gravitate towards one kind of hero more than the other (for example, the almost equal popularity of Superman and Batman) and why?
Personally, I gravitate towards more human moments. As much as I like stories that examine the dangers of power and cosmic scale fights, the ones that connect with me the most are about the everyday. I haven’t read a ton of DC comics yet, but some of my favorite moments are not the bat family kicking bad guy behind. Instead, they are the quiet moments, when Damian Wayne lets down his guard and runs into Dick’s arms because he missed him.
I cling to the little laughs between old friends, and the honest conversations between family. I think that sometimes those bada*s super powerful moments are great, but they often feel more hollow to me. For example, the showstopper of The Judas Contract for me was not Tara losing her mind and trying to kill everyone, it was the panel of Beast Boy hunched over her corpse, mourning his friend. Sorry that got a little dark there, but hopefully, you see what I mean about liking these kinds of down-to-earth moments.
Obviously, everyone will have different opinions on this, and I’d love to read them all. I’m curious to know what any DC fan (or just any hero fan in general) has to say on this matter.