So today on the local morning radio show they somehow got on the topic of Superheros and how screwed they would be in today's modern culture. I was rolling when I got to thinking about it.
Think about it for a minute.
Superman doesn't have a phone booth to change anymore. There are no phone booths.
The guy worked at a paper. How many jobs are there in that field anymore?! And who is going to put up with a "reporter" who is constantly late to the scene??
Spiderman is just as screwed. As Peter Parker he was a free lance photographer and his claim to fame was capturing images of the allusive Spiderman. Now that everyone has a camera on their cellphone, and there are cameras at every ATM, all night parking lot and half the city corners, what are his future earning prospects looking like?
Wonder Woman? Yeah, Invisible Jet. In a Post 9/11 age? I think not thank you very much. That broad is getting shot down by the first air jockey they can get to the scene.
Give it some thought and think about who you liked as kid. Could their story be told today? And how would you have to change the story to make them still a viable superhero in today's tech friendly world....