Well, there’s one thing evolution is good for. Without it, we wouldn’t have all these sci fi books and movies about all these aliens from outer space. Comic books wouldn’t be the same without all those mutant superheroes. Evolution may be an unfalsifiable conjecture that doesn’t make much sense but it makes for some great entertainment!
You bring up a valid point. I recall a profile specialist that would psycho analyze serial killers. He made a parallel of “monster stories” to explain inexplicable killings before there was forensic science to explain the evidence. Thus, when a travelling victim is found murdered on some road in the European Middle Ages, it must have been a “vampire” or “were wolf” that did it. For that time period, mutating monsters were the science fiction stories to explain the actions.
I think our modern comic books and movies explain good and bad angels. It seems to make sense that one who protects life is the hero or obedient angel, and the super human villians are fallen devils. Likewise, humans appear so incapable of fighting super human evils that we need the super heroes to fight for us and even with us.
And you’re right, it is great entertainment (I cry everytime. Okay, not everytime. And, uh, sometimes I like to see just how bad the bad guy gets before the super hero squashes them).