I am not a huge comic book fan. I have some friends that are though – and I hope that you speak up after this post to tell me where I am wrong – but where I might be right as well.
Checkout every comic book hero. They have all experienced incredible childhood trauma. Honestly, we have all experienced childhood trauma. It might not be as dramatic as Kal-El having to leave his planet or having your parents brutally murdered like Bruce Wayne. Okay, for some of the stories trauma happens later in life – like Barry Allen. Or maybe you got bitten by a spider. Childhood traumas happen. We all have them. It shapes our identities. You might not become a comic book hero because of it, but you definitely read the comics and identify with the characters because down deep inside we all share the trauma. Even deeper still – it shapes our identities.
What is your super power? Even more important though – to whom are you a hero?
Oh, and for my comic book friends – help me with the childhood traumas that shaped our super heroes.