Last week I began preparing what would have been a series of posts about why I stopped reading, supporting and working for Marvel Comics. However, after looking over my first draft I felt disappointed in myself; there's no derth of upset comic book fans raging at how the industry has failed to live up to their standards and this attempted post was just another grain of sand on the beach.
Therefore, in the interest of producing something positive to say about the super hero genre, I asked myself: why exactly did I invest so much emotion into these characters?
Why do I like Captain America? Because he struggles against superior forces, heedless of the cost.
Why do I like Captain America? Because he's humble.
Why do I like Captain America? Because he believes in his friends.
Why do I like Captain America? Because he supports his loved ones and doesn't judge them, even when they've fallen short.
Why do I like Doctor Strange? Because he wins fights not through superior power, but superior tactics.
Why do I like Doctor Strange? Because in the depths of despair, he chooses life over death.
Why do I like Spider-Man? Because he's stronger than he thinks he is.
I could carry on, but I hope you've enjoyed this little list.