THE DEMIGOD'S LOT IS NOT A HAPPY ONE
Panels written by Kurt Busiek and Alan Moore, two writers more skilled than I at articulating the problems inherent in the genre. And you thought religion holds up an impossibly perfect role model...?
Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of "The Left Hand of God" notes on C-SPAN that society sometimes regards cynics as "wise" and knowing, and other times its concept of objective reality shifts towards an optimistic worldview. These shifts are writ large in the dreamland of comics.