This chapter is an autoethnography of the author’s relationship to superhero comics. His reflections are shaped by his experience of grief over the recent death of his mother. He attempts to find out what comics might have to say to him about death, aging, and mortality. He says that while comic books did not take away his pain, they helped him make meaning of it. He develops an understanding of why superheroes hold onto their grief, their rage, their anguish, and draw upon this as a source of strength.
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