With the superhero roughly a century old, there have been a lot of super-types running around, from Zippo, The Human Automobile to Cabbot The Whatever-Cabbot-Is to Sideways, the Recently Cancelled.  Every aspect of the cape and tights genre has been examined, from super-teens to super-octogenarians to the wonderful concept of the super-family.  The idea of Mon and Dad leading their teens into battle is…  Actually, it’s more than a little bit troubling, but we can’t pull at that thread too hard, or Robins cease to exist, leading to today’s pater familias query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) considered disqualifying The Fantastic Four, but then again, why handicap people for liking something that cool, asking: Which powered brood is the best super-family in all of pop culture?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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