Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Books of a different kind

With the recent passing of the amazing the oh-so-talented Stan Lee it make us think of comic books and his...yes, his...terrific characters. There’s Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Catwoman, Kate Bishop with  all who started out in comic books then graduated onto the big screen and wove themselves into the very fabric of American life.
     Who hasn’t wanted to be one of these characters at one time or another or had our kids dress up as one of these characters for Halloween? And I imagine all of us have seen a move or picked up a comic book with one of these characters in it.
     I have to say that so many of the movies, especially the latest ones, with these characters are really done well. The writing is really good, the graphics are mind-blowing, the story lines have plots that work and there are dark moments where the good guys don’t always win.
     I think this is important to young people to see that you have to fight hard for what you want in life and there are setbacks. And that friendships, helping those in need, and loyalty matter. 

     So my question to you today is, Did you ever read comic books? Have a fave superhero? Have a fave movie with these characters? 


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