Superheroes are not an exclusive American experience. In many places around the world, these cultural icons usually embody popular notions of justice, patriotism, solidarity, and protection. In Mexico, fantastic heroes are not new, for they have represented people’s aspirations, fears, and hopes in different times and historical contexts. In five weeks, Professor Coronado Guel will demonstrate the connection between history, society, and wrestlers. Students will remember many of these icons by enjoying popular and mass culture fragments, such as music, film, comics, and television shows. Each 2-hour class will include viewings of clips and shorter films, lectures, some discussion, and a lot of joyful memories.