ByMichael Cantrell, writer at

Comic books used to have a reputation for being "kid's stuff," but these days it's impossible not to acknowledge the huge impact superheroes have had on our culture.

Superheroes are modern American mythology, compromised of god-like characters who are larger-than-life, capable of performing miraculous feats and possessing high moral character many of us strive to possess ourselves.

While contemplating the deep impact comics have had on culture, I stopped and thought about how comics have influenced my own life in a personal way.

That's when I decided to whip up a video talking about which comic book character has had the greatest influence on my life, and why that particular character has inspired me.

Check out the video below, then let me know which superheroes have personally impacted you and why!


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