But I've never seen Grant speak at length about Batman and Superman being some sort of Winterfolk and trying to pass off that it's okay to be blatantly racist and slighty xenophobic.
Tsk Tsk Tsk. That's because everyone knows that Batman and Superman are winterfolk.
Batman spends a shitload of time in a cave underneath his home. And where is his home? Gotham City - a place normally located in the northern US of A
. Doesn't sound like a summer place to me.
Superman is trickier since he's a fucking alien. Now, Krypton had a red sun, right? It's a place that doesn't have a warm, yellow sun. It's colder
When Superman arrives as a little super baby, he has the abilities of the average human child. By the time he's in his teens, the kid has absorbed plenty of yellow sunlight to do shit like fly around and shoot laser beams out of his eyes. What's everyone else doing? Powerless as fuck. Of course, Superman can't openly flaunt his winterfolk-ness around so he's got to act like summer folk by wearing glasses and shit.
Superman represents winter folk, while the humans are summer folk. His relationship to the people of Earth represents the winter folk's amazing abilities and their equally-powerful humility.
Or I could just be typing a bunch of shit that I made up on the fly.