Beatin’ rats and racists and proving their worth, Saving the day while they’re saving the Earth, Defenders of The Earth, Defenders! These days, our heroes aren’t treated seriously unless they can turn back a time-traveling tyrant, defeat a diabolical doomsday device, upset a universe-threatening upstart, or arrest an army of alien abominations. Is it the power one wields which puts the “hero” in the super hero? How many innocents must a hero save to demonstrate the courage in their heart? A thousand? A million? A billion? What about the selfless individual who worries less about the galaxy-spanning threats and takes an evening to comfort a lost child?