Before I get to this week’s comics…HOLY SHIT ARROW WAS AWESOME TONIGHT. It’s been awhile since a show like that had me tense, waiting for something to explode. If you aren’t watching Arrow…*sigh*
Anyway, here are this week’s books:
Captain America 18
Green Lantern 29
Short stack this week, but next week will MORE than make up for it.
Damn, that episode was awesome.
New Arkham Game. Is Hush the villan? Terminator: Genesis. Selfies
Thanks to my back feeling like burning, Rebecca and I didn’t get to have our dinner/movie Friday night. Since the movie we were supposed to see was 3 Days to Kill, maybe my injury was a blessing. I’ll know once I eventually see the movie. Anyway, we stayed in, I propped my back up and we watched 300, in preparation for seeing next week’s sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. That was followed by Rebecca falling asleep on the couch while I watched all the special features of Thor: The Dark World, which I got on Blu-Ray this past Tuesday.
SIDEBAR: The Marvel One-Shot, All Hail the King, which stars Ben Kingsley as “The Mandarin” is quite possibly my favorite out of the ones they have produced thus far. Check it out it if you can.
As I was watching the special features, I was looking around my living room at all of my fanboy memorabilia. My DVD shelf has a plethora of DC characters. The mantle above our fireplace is covered with figures from Marvel, DC and the Doctor Who universe. Our walls are covered with both movie posters and exclusive prints of our favorite comic movies.
SIDEBAR: Some of you may be asking, “Doesn’t REBECCA get to have anything?” Well, despite your best efforts to drive a wedge into our marriage, I have news for you. Rebecca is the one that decorates the house. For the most part, she picked all the posters, and she decides where they are hung up in our house. If she vetoes something, it doesn’t get hung up. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it. :)
The more I looked at all of our stuff, the more I thought about how much I have loved comics and superheroes and pop culture in general my entire life. It’s what defines me. When I go back to my high school reunion in 3 years (I am assuming we will have one), I will be more than likely wear something superhero related, and no one would be surprised.
Then I started thinking about something, and realized that there is something I can’t fathom. What would my life be like if I wasn’t into comics? What if I liked something else? I will be honest with you, I can’t picture it. When I was little, I would go visit my grandma in Pittsburgh and would always watch the Spider-Man cartoon from the 60s. If I wasn’t into Spider-Man, that memory of eating ice cream with my aunt and singing the theme song wouldn’t exist. I wouldn’t have had the excitement to come home after school in 7th grade so I could watch Batman: The Animated Series. There are so many memories that I have that I cherish that revolve around this type of stuff that I just can’t picture my life without them.
Let me put into perspective a little. I have two friends from high school. I won’t say their names because I didn’t ask their permission. I am almost positive they would be okay with me talking about them, but I would rather be sure. For those of you reading that can guess, one lives in Syracuse and the other in D.C. These two friends of mine have been the biggest Cleveland Indians fans I have ever seen. They know stats, they know players. They know EVERYTHING. I have seen these two get as excited for an Indians game as I do for a Marvel Movie Marathon. Now, let’s say that the Indians all of a sudden ceased operating. They didn’t sell the team, they didn’t move. They just closed. It was if they didn’t exist anymore. I honestly don’t know what my friends would do with themselves. Would they find another team? Possibly. But it wouldn’t be the same. We are all in our mid-30s. So that’s over 30 years of loving something so passionately, that the thought of it going away is just unfathomable.
I am not sure if today’s post really had a point, but more of just some feelings I wanted to express. I am a comic geek. My friends are Cleveland Indians geeks. And I know I can speak for all three of us when I say that we wouldn’t have it any other way.