Essay 4 Thesis Statement


Thesis statement:

Grant Morrison, in his introduction to Supergods, is correct about superheroes because ___________________.

Grant Morrison, in his introduction to Supergods, is incorrect about superheroes because __________________.

Grant Morrison, in his introduction to Supergods, is both correct and incorrect about superheroes because __________.

In your response section, it would be written like this:

I agree with Morrison…

I disagree with Morrison…

I both agree and disagree with Morrison…


Essay 3 Peer Review

For this essay you want to look closely at the following:

  1. Is there strong thesis statement, one that clearly indicates what you are describing for us and why?
  2. Is there a good and solid definition of superhero or supervillain or otherwise provided to us?
  3. Is there good, strong research provided that helps lay out credible reporting on the topic?
  4. Is there a good use of sources, integrated, cited, and explained?

– Check also for grammar and other proofing errors as well.

– Provide any constructive feedback you may wish to

Basic Research

Section I: Who are they?

What is their alter-ego or secret identity and what do they do?

What is the basic identity of your superhero/supervillain? Describe them.

Who is the superhero/supervillain associated with? Nemesis or Team related.

What is the purpose or drive of the superhero/supervillain?

Section II: What are they?

What does your superhero/supervillain do?

What are the superhero/supervillain’s powers?

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Section III: When are they?

Who created the superhero/supervillain?

When and where was the superhero/supervillain created?

Where did the superhero/supervillain first appear (comic book, movie, etc.)?

Section IV: Where are they?

Where does superhero/supervillain belong today in our pop culture?

What is the superhero/supervillain’s influence?

What other mediums, besides comics, has the superhero/supervillain appeared in?

Reading Summary 5

You will read Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 and type a 1 paragraph (minimum) summary response. In your response you can consider addressing:

  • What is the twist at the beginning of the story? How does it twist or flip the typical superhero narrative?
  • Tell me how you feel about the way the African-American man’s speech near the end of the issue? Is it warranted? Should Green Lantern feel shame? Why?

Digital Copy Here: Green Lantern, Green Arrow #76

Integrating Definitions

After your introduction and thesis, you need to find and integrate a definition to work from concerning your superhero, supervillain, or anti-hero. Here is an example of a work up of the definitions of comics from Scott McCloud.


For you, it will be focused on locating and integrating a definition on a superhero or supervillain.

This may come from a Dictionary.

So, how do we cite that? Let me demonstrate:

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This comes from

Now, how do I cite this?

  1. Write out a citation for the Works Cited Page.

For this, there is no given author, but there is a title. Like with Wikipedia, or any other encyclopedia, a dictionary citation gets its title from the term you looked up, in this case: “superhero”

“Superhero.” Merriam Webster. 24 June 2020.

Here I have the “title” and the website, plus the publisher, the URL, and Date of Access.

  1. Generate your in-text citation.

In-text citation is simply (“Superhero”).


Most people accept that Superman is a superhero, because he defined that genre. However, it does not hurt start by clearly defining what a superhero is. A superhero, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers / also: an exceptionally skillful or successful person” (“Superhero”). Well, based on just the opening version here on can qualify Superman as a superhero, he has superpowers. He can fly, he is invulnerable to most things, has heat ray vision, sees through most things, and is super fast.