Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Impact Of Comic Books On Our Culture, And Lives
I know it's not fashionable to praise comic books, and comic-book movies like "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which I enjoyed seeing two Sundays ago. But, apart from the role that they play in keeping the revenues of studios and theaters health, and thereby enabling the financing and distribution of riskier projects, they also inspire us to believe in heroes, and the ability to use our wits to solve our problems. So, when someone like Robert Downey, Jr., "Iron Man" in the movies, can deliver Tony-Stark-like technology for a little boy, it illustrates the value of these books' values. Thanks to him, and thanks to Marvel, for all of its inspiration.