Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving!!...but in a kind of different way.

This week, people all over America will gather with their friends & family and celebrate Thanksgiving. And then spend the rest of the day in a food coma. Even though all Americans don't agree on quite everything right now, we can all agree that we have SOMETHING to be thankful for. Food, shelter, heat, clothing, etc. BUT, this isn't about that. Nope. Not even in the least.
 -A few days ago, I was going through my Hulu account and was a little discouraged about how many shows that I'm behind on. Then, I realized something. As a comics fans, we are living in quite possibly the best time ever. Yeah, I said it. THE. BEST. TIME. EVER!!!! I was behind on Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Star Wars Rebels, and a couple others. That made me realize that there are GREEN ARROW, THE FLASH, YOUNG BATMAN(let's call Gotham what it is), STAR WARS, HELLBLAZER (I'm sure I'm forgetting 1 or 2) TV SHOWS!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!! When has there EVER been so many comic book shows on TV? NEVER, that's when! I grew up in a time when super-hero shows were limited to Saturday mornings and the occasional Incredible Hulk TV movie guest-starring Thor or Daredevil.Now? You can watch a comic book based TV show almost every single night!
 -And do I need to even mention movies? OK, I will anyway. In the last 6 years we've had big screen versions of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Batman, The Hulk, Superman, and the freakin' AVENGERS!!!!! And The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has made almost $800 million dollars since it's release in August. Read that last sentence again and let it sink in. 10 years ago, Marvel couldn't sell a Guardians of the Galaxy comic if they stapled $20 bills to the cover, and now, it's the top grossing movie of the year. Oh yeah, the second highest grossing movie of this year? Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And, there are also X-Men and Spider-Man movies in the top 10. That makes 4 out of the top 10 movies this year comic book movies. As for the future? There are no less than TWENTY-TWO upcoming DC & Marvel movies on the schedule. There's no end in sight! Now, granted, you may not see all of them and not all of them will be awesome, there's bound to be a couple of duds in all those movies, but we have seriously never seen this before!!!
 -So, on Thursday when you sit down and give thanks for all the usual things that you give thanks for, consider giving thanks for some things that you normally don't.