It is always hard to tell what the future holds, and the same goes for the super hero. It is possible the super hero could die off and be lost for years and possibly even decades. Right now it does not seem like that is going to happen. Recently there has been a new surge for the super hero, mainly coming from movies. In the past 5 years there have been about a dozen super hero movies that have come out and have had great success, and there are only more to come. At this point in time I think the super hero is at a good place in American society. You see kids all the time wearing super hero T-shirts and backpacks, and although you may not see that as much with teenagers and adults, the fans are there. The new Batman movie that came out in 2010 brought back the almost dead movie character and with a sequel coming out in May of 2012 only good things can come. Although I have only seen the trailer for the new Batman movie I do not expect it to disappoint. There is also another Spider-Man movie coming out right around the same time as the Batman movie. This Spider-Man movie goes back to the beginning and does not follow the same path as the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man. Also another movie that I think should be very promising is The Avengers. This cast includes super heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor just to name a few. These movies may even be responsible for bringing super heroes more popularity and could even create a greater comic book fan base.