Watchmen and Kick-Ass show different ideas of how superheroes would work in society. For one they show two different aspects of what having Superheroes in the real world would be like, the hardships of those heroes, and society’s reaction to heroes.
In both of these comics these heroes team up and try to fight crime in the city that they live in. They dress in the crazy costumes and workout to keep themselves fit to fight crime. They try and keep their secret identities. In Watchmen they take their Superhero identity as their job, for the most part. They are even accepted by the government as another line of defense. Kick-Ass, however, shows a different side. Their Superhero identity is a side job to their real lives. In both comics they are famous to the public. In Kick-Ass the public has accepted the heroes and see them as celebrities. Watchmen sees the heroes as comic books coming to reality. They are amazed by them and want to use them for everything such as commercials and defense for their businesses.
The question is though; would these superheroes work in our society? Would superheroes be similar to what these comics show?