This is something that I try to wrap my head around, and it usually ends with me getting frustrated. In film, we have a dozen or more genres, including: Action Comedy Drama Horror Western Sci-Fi Romance Romantic Comedy Animated / Children Mystery / Suspense / Thriller / Psychological Thriller ... Should "Comic Book" be its own category? And beyond that, should "Superhero" be its own? I don't know. On one hand, we can't deny that The Avengers is Sci-Fi / Action, but then The Dark Knight isn't really Sci-Fi. You have Road to Perdition and A History of Violence. Both are not superhero films. Same with V For Vendetta, or From Hell. If we're sticking to superheroes, should The Punisher be in the same category as Pixar's The Incredibles? Are they really under the same umbrella? Should Kick-Ass be in the same category as Jonah Hex? It just seems very odd to me that this type of movie is the biggest and most popular in Hollywood now, completely owning the box office every year, and yet there really isn't a defining, all-encompassing name for it. Any thoughts?