Excelsior. Ever upward. Still higher.
This word is often paired with one of the mega-minds of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. But, it means so much more than that. To many, it means to always continue that upward climb, even in the face of adversity. To others, it’s a fantastic word to yell when you’ve done something amazing or something that you’re proud of doing. Be that as it may, I wanted to talk to everyone today about Marvel Comics and the affect that it’s had on my life, growing up and currently.
When I was younger and growing up in Mississippi, I remember always feeling a little out of place. You could always find me with my nose in a book or playing video games with my friends, but most of all, I was amazed by the world of superheros, mutants, and unparalleled imagination. I can remember watching X-Men: The Animated Series, with that distinct opening theme, thinking of how different all of those characters were and how they adapted to the world that shut them out. As I grew older, so did my knowledge and love of Marvel. I remember watching the Eric Banna version of the Hulk film, as well as the Edward Norton revision. It wasn’t long before I was able to watch all of the Spiderman films and their revisions as well. (Hopefully, we’ll see the last revision with the newest one coming out this year!) Each time a movie came out, I was the first one in line to watch it with my friends and every time we were just as impressed as we were with it predecessors.
Now, I can appreciate it for so much more than the entertainment value.
Comics, nerds, fandoms alike give people a place to come together and appreciate what makes us weird. I’m so thankful that I’ve accepted who I am and what I love and I know that’s never going to change.
So, tell me about your favorite comic, tv show, or memory from being younger! And feel free to find me out there in the social mediaverse! I hope you all are having a wonderfully weird weekend! See you tomorrow!
Stay tuned in folks!