Comic books, namely those sold by Marvel, are becoming increasingly popular. What once was a niche for nerds with big glasses and tiny social lives now extends to mainstream pop culture, thanks in no small part to the recent movie blockbusters produced by Marvel Studios (and 21st Century Fox, arguably, but we won't talk about them).
And the writers at Marvel are not unaware of their mounting successes. Comic books have always been a reflection of the times (but no one noticed because, again, "Nerd Central"). And over the past few years, this has become increasingly apparent with Marvel's attempts to diversify and modernize their characters and stories.
This cultural symbiosis brings up an age-old question: "Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?" Many would not think that the plights of superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man or any of the Avengers would contain relatable material, and thus the stories would be too grandiose to digest.
So for the uninitiated, take a look at the top 10 examples of when Marvel Comics' portrayal of life nailed it (probably a little too well):
2. Kate Bishop (the other Hawkeye) not letting her date get away with sh*t
3. Deadpool being a little too open about his feelings for Thor
4. Spider-Man being petty over Black Cat (his ex) & Daredevil (his friend)
5. Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr) ruining a classic movie quote
6. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Daredevil) trolling the rock-climbing wall staff
7. James Howlett (Wolverine) acknowledging his relationship with alcohol
9. #ShortPeopleProblems as told by Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
10. Iron Man & Doctor Strange's facial-hair solidarity
*Honorable Mention: A throwback to Namor hating his life.
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