In recent decades, the superhero industry has been covered by a large chunk of the mass media around the world. Nowadays, it is not difficult to find out about a new release in the genre. The marketing for every new superhero movie goes from television ads to giant billboards on buildings.
But the legacy of superheroes can be found far beyond the entertainment and the publicity that surrounds us. We can say that superheroes are truly everywhere, permeating our culture. Maybe we would do well to see some examples.
Two of Superman’s first published comics, one of which sold for $175,000, were found inside the walls of an old house. There is also the Power Rangers action figure that was blocking sewer pipes in England in 2017 and had to be removed.
Meanwhile, actors disguised as the family of the Japanese superhero Ultraman traveled to a volcano in Hawaii to shoot a promotional video. On a completely different topic, several superhero games from Marvel and DC are on the list of video games that Guantanamo prisoners are allowed to play.
It is interesting to note that superheroes can also be found in space. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a collection of Marvel and DC movies to watch in their spare time. Mission patches featuring Groot and Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy were also sent to the ISS in 2017.
If you consider Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story a superhero character, he also flew into space in 2008. And since we are talking about Buzz Lightyear, a toy of the character was found in a patient’s rectum, which is disgusting, but it proves that superheroes are really everywhere.