Although apparently unrealistic and surreal owing to its quixotic packaging and representation each and every cartoon story endows us with a serious social message. It is extremely appealing to the children because of its narrative and storytelling style which conforms to their imaginative, emotional, instinctive and impressionable minds. However, the same themes and representations often appear as ludicrous, impractical and romantic illusions to the logical minds of the adults who limit the essence of this marvelous and encoded communication within the boundaries of their child’s entertainment thereby losing to sight the other side of cartoon communication.
The heroes of the cartoon of the metropolis comics are essentially figurative and allegorical in nature. Thus, the architects of these cartoon characters very intelligently makes you idolize an assortment of human virtues which is given a concrete shape through these cartoon hero protagonists like Batman, Hulk, Superman, Wolverine, Spiderman and the likes. In fact if one tries to read in between the lines of this comic book he can identify the similitudes between the real world and the make-believe world. Almost all the superheroes are initially shown as victims of some social injustice and wrongs. Their superpower is often a serendipity executed unassumingly by the quirk of fate. They keep their strengths as secrets from public view and inspite of tremendous temptations, odds and challenges they eventually decide of their own free will to wield their power responsibly for good of mankind. In order to fulfill their objective they have to lead dual lives of an ordinary man and the extraordinary hero who often is compelled to lead a very lonely life and make tremendous sacrifices in order to fight unselfishly for the benefit of society as a whole. They are exceptional because they rise above the feelings of vengeance, selfishness, greed and evil for higher goals.
The battle between good and evil is the reigning tenor of all comic themes which is also the quintessence of life. We are all battling the good and evil themes within us and also in the external realm. This struggle for survival and this divide between good and evil inside out relentlessly striving for reconciliation is a reflection of universal canons of existential conflicts.