SmashLampjaw wrote:I think I get what you mean by that but could you please expand on that?
This may be one of the only comics I've seen that focuses on what a raw deal it is to not be a special snowflake in a powers-having universe, without it being a "check your privilege" kind of delivery.
One of the current trends of political injection in superhero comics is to have the supers figure out they should be serving the normals. I don't mean protecting them, I mean taking direction from local/world government rather than being morally-driven individuals. My knowledge of comics is limited, but I read stuff people insist I should look into. The most ham-fisted example I can think of is Mark Millar's stillborn reporter storylines in the Marvel Civil War, where Captain America gets shamed into silence for not being on Facebook or elected. The whole MCW was garbage, but the reporters' stories ("Embedded", I think) were the preachiest and stupidest. The least obnoxious I can think of was DC's Kingdom Come, where Superman comes to the conclusion the Justice League should be taking directions from the UN after events I won't spoil because it was actually a good story.
Shattered Starlight has taken a rather grim approach from the other direction. The comic has the magical girls basically saying normals automatically have their memories erased
so their otherwise-constant fear won't fuel these monsters, assuming they don't just get eaten
. It kind of reminds me of how other genres have medical examiners or doctors shown talking impersonally about the dead, because it's a way of detatching themselves to avoid being emotionally overwhelmed on a daily basis.