Editorial: "The Hero In All Of Us." An honest opinion on why we relate so well to these fictional icons.
In my last editorial, I touched on what it was like for me growing up discovering the great world of comics and how we should all be grateful how far it has come. In this editorial, I will attempt to share my view on why we are so protective to our paperback heroes.
Where else in the world are you going to be able to go dressed up like that and be praised for it? Comic-Con of course! Unless you believe everyone in your town would enjoy if you roamed the streets dressed like Spider-Man, a lot of people would think your a little whack-o. In our relationship with our favorite comic book characters we look up to them though most of them are just look for Acceptance, which will be the focus in this editorial. Acceptance.
We all have dreamed about being the hero. You know, saving the damsel in distress, saving the city from crime, the norm. It's human nature to want to do the right thing. Yes some people straddle that line, but we all have that quality of good inside us. We read stories about young Peter Parker losing his Uncle, we read about Clark Kent and his struggle to find his place in the world. We relate to these characters and we relate so well because most of us has been there before. We've all lost someone close and we've all witnessed tragedy. But we've also fallen down and gotten back up. We watch our heroes do it in every issue and in every movie and that, gives a little hope to us all that we can strive to do it too.
We love our heroes because we relate to them. They want to be accepted in this world just like us. It is understandable that people hold this near and dear to their hearts. I do as well. But to pick sides and throw stones at one another is just uncalled for. Comic book companies do this to entertain us, so be entertained. Who ever thought we'd actually see Thor yet alone The Avengers on screen 15 years ago? No one thought it was possible. Comics have evolved from simple panels in the newspaper to high quality paper-backs, graphic novels, toys, posters, apparel, movies, the list goes on. As stated above about acceptance, look at what both Marvel and DC has given us. We have so much to dive into its almost never-ending. They are giving us everything we've asked for yet as always, some people love to complain. The Rolling Stones said it best when they sang "You can't always get what you want." Accept the fact that both major comic companies are working day in and day out to meet YOUR demands. We need to just sit back, relax, and again be grateful that we are getting the chance to see these icons on the big screen. Thanks again true believers!
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