I think that we need mythology. We need a bedrock of story and legend in order to live our lives coherently.
When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be.
I'm very distanced from the comics industry. I love the comics medium, but I have no time for the industry.
Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel