As a child, my mind was intimately and permanently affected by comics. Retreating into a world of imagination where super powers were rampant and battles were fought and won by the strength of character was such a part of my childhood that I literally cannot imagine life any differently.
All children do this I suppose, and it does the important task of stimulating the imagination and establishing a heroic ideal, or at least it did for me. I had a lot of comics as a child. I cycled through who was my second favorite, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider Man, but my favorite was (and probably always will be) the Hulk. The world needs heroes.
Today, like a whole bunch of other people, I went to see the Avengers movie. Lot’s of folks have been waiting to see this film since the first Iron Man movie was released a few years back. I get it.
I have been waiting for it for 33 years.
It was worth the wait. I am thankful that we live in a world with heroes.