There are all sorts of real life super-heroes popping up around the country, and they have sparked a debate as to whether they help of hinder local law enforcement officials. This Sunday, HBO looks into these real life vigilantes and peels back the cowls to see what motivates them and why they do what they do.

They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out criminals and villains, veiled in secret identities. They call themselves real-life superheroes (RLSH), and they are out to save humanity. This Monday, August 8th at 9pm The HBO Documentary Summer Series presents SUPERHEROES. There are currently more than 300 registered superheroes in the United States. Through candid interviews, patrol footage, archival material and motion graphics, SUPERHEROES explores this cultural phenomenon, revealing what inspires these everyday citizens to take the law into their own hands as they try to make the world a better place.