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Some of the questions like why doesn't Batman kill the Joker surely just apply to the writers not wanting to kill off one of their most beloved creations rather than specific philosophy. Also why do the baddies never kill Bond when they have numerous chances?

Interesting article though, which challenges nicely this article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/16/superheroes-role-models-child-psychologist

August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Collacott

Thats a pretty narrow viewpoint- the whole point of the marvel characters from the 60s at least is that they are flawed- Bruce Banner and Peter Parker certainly aint macho. Iron Man is a specific example, and although a tired archetype- people with his attitude do exist. Lord, its just a bit of fun- and is it worse than say- Knight Rider, Magnum PI or any number of teen/child fantasy shows from the past where the main characters could be setting questionable examples?

September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGavin O

Hold on, better example- James friggin' Bond

September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGavin O