"In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin S. Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore the question 'What is a superhero?' from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentary by the writers and creators themselves, including extensive material from Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, and their peers, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our culture today."--Book jacket.