Who doesn’t love a superhero? I mean, comic books have came to the rescue of many a mundane life: they take the average kid into a world of amazing feats and magic. The superhero with amazing abilities is larger than life.
But there’s another side to the superhero to which we rarely pay homage. The fact that these superheroes have a regular life with an ordinary office job makes them more human to us.
They deal with some of the same issues that many of the rest of us face in the office environment. So which one of our dashing heroes has that 9-5 office job? There are four very well-known superheroes that work in an office during the day.
Peter Parker, high school grad and newspaper photographer is our hero! While in costume as the web-crawling crime fighter Spider-Man, he amazes and intrigues with his ability to capture villains.
His life is clearly a duality. By day, he’s a geeky free-lance newspaper photographer who just cannot seem to catch a break from his boss, J. Jonah Jameson. The difference between this character and his costumed alter ego is as huge as from day to night. Who would have believed that Peter Parker could have such confidence in costume?
2. Iron Man
Tony Stark, the conceited CEO of Stark Enterprises, is an amazing superhero. Though he transforms from office to armor-wearing hero by night, his personality remains the same within the office.
His careless attitude and demeanor have unnerved many of his coworkers and subordinates. Does Tony Stark care about his reputation? Not at all!
Not only is Jennifer Walters strong and undefeatable as the crime-fighting green monster, she’s also a ruthless lawyer with the firm Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway. She seldom ever loses a case. On many occasions she has helped her fellow superheroes in legal jams as well.
Bruce Wayne, the gothic superhero we all love, has a fairly normal life as a wealthy businessman. His high-society lifestyle is the flip side of his serious personality as the Batman.
When he fights crime, we can almost see him standing aside and dusting off his costume. His values and focus on the good of society show in his clean-cut hero attributes.
As we see, superheroes are not usually reckless (with the possible exception of Tony Stark). Some superheroes live something of the day-to-day life that most of us do. By day, the serious office duties may hold their attention; but at night, the world is grateful for the superhero’s daring rescue.