Amazon’s “The Boys:” The Superhero as Cypher for the Times

Our superheroes have always reflected the spirit of the times.  Superman first appeared in the 1930s, its creators were the children of Jewish immigrants, and by the time of the Second World War, the Caped-Kryptonian was an avid anti-fascist, battling …

Our superheroes have always reflected the spirit of the times.  Superman first appeared in the 1930s, its creators were the children of Jewish immigrants, and by the time of the Second World War, the Caped-Kryptonian was an avid anti-fascist, battling Nazi sympathisers and even going as far as to throttle Adolf Hitler himself.  In the 1960s, the More

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