Because male characters have been historically the default, masculinity as a theme is just now beginning to be explored.
A historical survey as to how various writers have emphasized the character’s alien heritage, immigrant status, and never-ending battle for “the American Way.”
Civilization ignores the systematic nature which any body of sufficiently developed doctrine tends to take on and divorces the development of doctrines from their historical circumstances.
An open letter to the students of Rutgers University
The Current Battle for Personal Truth, Social Justice, and a New American Way
Comics serves as an appropriate analogy for a more accurate understanding of reality than humans naturally intuit. It may very well be that all men are, in a very real sense, characters in a comic book which is already written, heroes of a story already set down.
Clark Kent is not Superman’s identity as a man, but rather his identification with Man, a daily exercise in humility for the individual for whom that virtue is more important than for anyone else.
Superman transfigures into pure light, ascends to the heavens, and makes his dwelling in the Sun until his promised return. He is in this way Ra, Apollo, and, most obviously, Christ.