SPOILERS contained within.
When Jennifer Schuchmann and I first embarked on collaborating on a musical for
Heroes on NBC also know that super powers do not a hero make, and they too are interested in what it is that makes a hero.
In a world without folks in tights running around representing for truth, justice and the American way, some people are starting to realize they have unusual powers.
A cop hears people’s thoughts.
An artist draws the future.
A nurse thinks he can fly.
But does this make them heroes? Certainly not for the guy who uses his powers to become a serial murderer.
Or how about the indestructible cheerleader that takes the rapist for a ride into a brick wall at 90 miles an hour? Is that heroic? Or is that just vengeance?
I don’t know; but I do know that Heroes is a marvelous, compelling and entertaining way to explore such questions.
And that it makes this comic book geek giggle with joy.
Just my thoughts,
PS Save the cheerleader. Save the world.