This book is, to put it simply, a masterpiece. Incredibly powerful, discursive and entertaining to boot. It challenged me intellectually and rocked me dramatically. The work doesn‘t seem cliched despite having come out in the eighties, and with its extreme influence it has had on the genre, but rather quite the opposite. It‘s different. It‘s original. Here is no kind of regular arc that we find so commonly in the superhero movies of today.