Yes – some of them might be hokey and simplistic.
Yes – the whole concept of superheroes is a curious and possibly juvenile one.
But re-reading my old comics with my son made me remember that these slim pamphlets might just be our modern version of the myths and legends of old and if there’s one thing we should welcome in an uncertain world it’s the idea of champions who help the vulnerable and dispossessed and engage with evil wherever they see it.
‘Has anyone tried putting a resignation letter in front of him?
It’s worth a shot’.
Stephen Colbert was met with a chorus of boos Thursday when he informed ‘The Late Show’ audience that President Trump signed an executive order this week calling for a review on national monuments – which could open them to drilling mining and logging.From Mount Rushmore to the Stonewall Inn in New York – Trump will now have the ability to meddle with existing monuments.(cont..)
(ed:..a most excellent long-form cartoon on the plight of the forgotten-people – the renters..)
Let’s state this clearly – the majority of the country are renters.
When the going gets tough call on a freak alliance to set things right.
Here are 11 heroes for our time.
Though every other movie and TV show is based on a comic nowadays these adaptations are not even the tip of the tip of the iceberg that is the vast history of comics.
While just about any comic could provide escapism a select few offer inspiration.
Some titles provide inspiration that’s directly political – feeding into our need to engage and protest.
Other titles are inspiring in a circuitous way – refreshing our spirits and making us feel better about being alive.
Both types of refreshment are needed right now.
Get thee to a comic book store and check out some titles that directly or indirectly can help us stay energized right when we need it the most.