Definition of Superhero

Barry Deutsch has a longish geekfest on “The Definition of Superhero.” The impetus was to come up with an acceptable definition that excluded Adrian Monk, Jessica Fletcher, Jesus, and Bill Gates will still including non-traditional characters like Nite Owl.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.