You think comics and superhero films are just fights and, “Cartoon-y,” characters with nothing relevant to say? Click through and read. Comics and superhero films have always had something to say, and more of us are paying attention. Genre storytelling has the advantage of an automatic mask for whatever issues are being portrayed, “A spoonful of sugar,” as Mary Poppins would say. The primary colors and costumes depoliticize the political and make it personal for the reader. Make it impossible for the reader/viewer to, “Other,” characters and you can create a circumstance for the reader/viewer to feel empathy for characters they’ve been taught to despise in the real world.