Superhero fiction  

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Superhero fiction is a form originating in and most common to American comic books, though the it has expanded into other media through adaptations and original works.

The form is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes, who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains.

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