Goodreads, the literary online source for readers and authors defines Superhero fiction as a genre that is part of speculative fiction. The wording of the definition is below.
“Superhero fiction is a genre originating in and most common to American comic books, though 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 super-villains.”
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