Comic Book Scholars:
A top-notch political science journal is putting together an issue that will examine super-heroes over a variety of issues. For example: the impact of real-world events on comic book story lines, vigilantism vs conventional notions of law and order, the treatment of class, sex, race in superhero comics. You get the drift. We had no idea these issues were treated seriously in comic books or graphic novels.
Which superhero series addresses issues like this most eloquently or adequately? What superhero would you choose to focus on?
Here is a very interesting piece by Jay Stringer on superheroes.