Homer's Travels: I'm Having A MARVELous Time!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I'm Having A MARVELous Time!

I recently finished watching Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix.  Loved it.  It's a wonderful time to be a comic book lover.  All of us kids at heart are reliving our comic book days - for me these were mostly my college days not being that much into comics in my tweens.

Now just look around.  Spider Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of Shield, and Daredevil!    Soon Avengers 2: Age of Ultron comes out.  Then Ant Man.  Several more shows on Netflix.  Marvel's plans go on and on for years.  I'm in comic nirvana.

The comic world is so simple.  There is good and evil.  They fight.  In the end good triumphs and evil slinks off to the shadows to lick their wounds.  Everything is so clean compared to the real world where the line between good and evil is not a line but a fuzzy, undulating, ever changing hazy world painted in shades of grey.  Maybe that's why the comic movie genre has taken off in the past few years - we are all in need of some pure shades of black vs white to return some sanity to our lives ... even if it isn't real.

I have to admit that I regress several years when I'm watching this stuff.  Some of that childish wonder resurfaces.  It never has gone away, it just gets buried and suppressed by the responsibilities of being an adult.  These brief exposures of boyhood (or college) feelings are always welcome and oh so refreshing.

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