Everyone has heard the mythology of the many superheros flying through the pages of our favorite comic books or in modern films, but who's side are they really on. Here are two examples of superheros that display a bourgeois decadence in one way or another.
Tony Stark, the war profiteer with the alias Iron Man, would be penniless without profiting off selling weapons. One would think that a man such as Mr. Stark would be questioned about his incentive to pursue such militaristic inventions. However, these people such as Tony Stark are not questioned about their business, but instead idolized. The fictional character Tony Stark resembles a real life eccentric, by the name Howard Hughes. Similar to Howard Hughes, Tony Stark is not just a name at the end of a companies business report, but is a well known celebrity, sharing headlines with all the famous movie stars. Tony Stark enjoys the spotlight so much that he would be the first to expose himself as the superhero Iron Man as he did in Marvel's - Civil War. It wouldn't be true to say, Tony Stark was the first billionaire to try to help out his not so common man.
Now I would like to change my focus to actual working superheros who were not placed into a life of luxury. The majority of people in the world have to work and earn a wage in a job that may not be glamorous or even worth while, but nonetheless it's a living.
Wolverine has an anti-authority manner that places him with in conjunction with the far Left. It would go against Wolverine's primal nature to be domesticated and follow orders in any job he would have to hold down in order to survive. Although Wolverine would not necessarily need too much financial support with his primitive nature drawing him towards a hunt rather than a grocery store. Perhaps Wolverine could be a poster child for primitivism, if he would turn vegan of course. Wolverine possesses a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. It would be hard for Wolverine to collect a pension if he would run it dry four fold. Therefore Wolverine must hold onto a variety of jobs for the extensive remainder of his life.
, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact. With Superman's Big Brother influence on the world he is the Soviet Unions greatest weapon and entirely changes the outcome of the cold war. The United States loose their economic power over the western world as many countries decide to sign the Warsaw Pact and as a result make the United States a third world country.
A conclusion that can be made between these previous examples of superheros and their representation of the proletariat is that a working class superhero cannot be a hero unless they possess some super human or mutant ability. While the rich can use their wealth to create armor or weapons that can be used to help people in immediate danger, they are not there to help everyone survive the real problem that face society. Real problems that include the sustainability of resources on our planet and economic freedom for every individual.