Saturday, May 8, 2010
I’ve always been a Marvel head, it’s in my blood, in my soul, and it’s who I am. I started reading comics when I was five years old, the first comics that I read were not done really as a joy, but as a sad happenstance. You see my mother was injured very severely by my step father in an error of judgment. While showing my mother the new antique he had acquired, a Samurai sword, my father accidentally cut a large wound in her thigh when he jokingly tab my mother with the scabbard’ sword and the blade cut through the old wood and leather and lodge into her leg. I was a witness; my father grabbed my mother and carried her out of the house. I don’t remember much after that, I might have fainted, or went to sleep, but when I woke up, my parents were gone and I was alone, but on the kitchen table where hundreds of comics. It seemed my father couldn’t find a baby sitter, so in his rush he asked a friend to purchase something that would distract me for a while. It was quite awhile with having to explain to the Doctors and the Police what happened, but I did read some comics. This is how I read my first Iron Man comic, also Spider man, The Hulk, as well as many others. I don’t know if the tragic circumstances warped my mind, but during times of stress, pain, or tragedy I always return to the comics for comfort. I just returned from watching Iron Man 2, and man did I enjoy that. There won’t be any spoilers here, but they did do this second go right on target, Iron man/ Tony Stark was perfectly played once again by Robert Downey Jr. , Scarlett Johansson was amazing as the Black Widow and I will be dreaming of her with that suit on for some time to come. Warmachine did make an appearance and I was pretty happy with this movie version of the famous Iron man replacement. Also thrown in were Nick Fury, Sam Jackson replaying his cameo with more plot sources for the future, and something called the Avengers initiative. My, oh my, what could this be? Also like other Marvel movies, do stay till after the credits for a big surprise! This is the Golden age of Marvel again, with advance CGI making the impossible powers of my favorite heroes come to life. Even though the mouse has the reins, I think it’s going to be a great few years in our Marvel loving future…. Avengers assemble!