From Superman to Wonder Woman, Many enjoyable hours have been spent in the company of comic book heroes. There have been so many of these heroes that it would take many pages just to list their names. Everyone has their favorites for one reason or another and the older generations have fond memories of reading comic books as children. Not all of these heroes were perfect. They were portrayed as ordinary people with humdrum lives and jobs, but still had the courage and tine to fight crime and help the downtrodden.
The image of comic book heroes began with Superman. This was the first caped crusader who actually set the standard by which all other heroes that followed were measured. However there have been many other comic book heroes since the early years and not all of them fit the profile that we see in Superman. Daredevil for example is a comic book hero that does not fit the stereotype we have come to associate with superheroes.
The comic book heroes of today sometimes have problems that help us see the other side of life as a handicapped person. This is the case with Matt, of Daredevil fame. Although he is blind, his other senses are very acute so that similar to Batman he ca see in the dark in other ways. Like all other comic book heroes he has a secret life- ordinary person by day, crime fighter at night.
The comic book heroes gained great prominence during the Second World War when their creators had them enlist in the Armed Forces. Fighting crime to save their country was very patriotic and provided inspiration to keep the folks back home supportive of their fighting men and women. Many of the heroes were based on actual events that happened such as the gang wars of Chicago or the struggles with the Mafia. All of these helped people to get away from their ordinary lives and imagine themselves as superheroes.