"I chose to see some [comic book] writers as missionaries who attempted to impose their own values and preconceptions on cultures they considered inferior--in this case, that of the superheroes. Missionaries liked to humiliate the natives by pointing out their gauche customes and colorfully frank traditional dress. . . Anthropologists, on the other hand, surrendered themselves to foreign cultures. They weren't afraid to go native or look foolish. They came and they departed with respect and in the interests of mutual understanding. Naturally, I wanted to be an anthropologist."
--Grant Morrison, Supergods