One of the great aspects of dealing with younger characters in a super hero story is that sense of wonder inherent in all children. Unlike longtime heroes (like Spider-Man or Batman) who have been donning costumes and fighting crime since before most of us were born, young heroes tend to be able to look at the world of super heroes with a fresh set of eyes. In comic books, lead characters often tend to slough off the truly amazing events that occur, seeing them simply as part of their every day lives. But with young heroes, there’s that level of genuine excitement as events unfold—whether it be a victory on the field of battle or an encounter with a longtime idol—that let’s the reader see them from a less jaded point of view… and suddenly things seem a lot more super.
Marc Sumerak, writer of Machine Teen, Teen Titans and Power Pack