You know…I am a diehard DC fan. Thick and thin, I stand at the ready to fight back against the haters and naysayers that love to mock the heroes of my childhood as if they’re out of date or somehow defective. But, no! The DC heroes are iconic and classic. They are not mutant victims, but beings that have risen to preserve humanity and peace amongst the children of this world and its neighbors. These are figures of American folklore that have endured throughout the years to become heroic figures to inspire not only Americans…but our neighbors and friends around the world. The DC heroes stand for fighting oppression and doing what’s right. They stand for turning the darkness toward the light and giving back. We are not perfect. But as a boy – when I heard the television reports of families in distress or terrible disasters or wars – it was Superman and Batman and the figures of our unique folklore that inspired me to want to help. Our heroes are not dragging their feet in self-pity, or teenaged angst. These are not the victims rising up against a terrible world…but the gifted ones flying in the light of the sun to ensure an equal peace for all.
One final thought. The recent “Justice League” film. I am sick of hearing people qualify their enjoyment of the film as being, “Not perfect, but…”. No, the film was NOT perfect. For better or worse, Snyder’s vision was skewed and Whedon put a strange shine on a world already looking brighter for a new day. But in the end…it was STILL pretty damned special! And I’d rather watch the CGI’d face of Superman fight alongside his brothers and sisters of my childhood any day than suffer through even ten minutes of “Age of Ultron!”
Up, up and away!