Superhero genre

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The superhero genre is a genre of fiction involving costumed heroes (often with superhuman or supernatural powers). The genre began with and is named for Superman comics, first published in 1938.

The Superhero Genre on

Though it often involves science fiction elements and sometimes has no fantastic elements of any form, superhero comic-related material is generally considered fantasy and is discussed in the fantasy forum.

Superhero Fiction and Franchises

  • Marvel Comics universe
  • DC Comics universe
  • Watchmen (published by DC but separate from the main DC continuity)
  • The Incredibles