Day thirteen of 30 posts in 30 days
Underneath this calm, cool, good-looking exterior… there’s a real dork. I grew up a baseball jock but secretly was in love with comic books and superheroes. While I never got around to collecting comic books or really ever getting involved with the other worlds that reside in comic books… I was always on the outside looking in at the phenomenom.
When I got older and really didn’t give two poops about what anyone thought… I started to embrace my nerdism and dorkdatude (it’s a word… look it up). While I still don’t collect comic books, I subscribe to Marvel Comic Books website where I get various updates about whats going on in the Marvel Universe. I have no idea what any of them mean… but it always amazes me what kind of imaginations abound at the Marvel Comic Book headquarters.
I regularly visit the Comic Art Community Gallery where I pick out art that I think might transcribe well into a tattoo for my eventual superhero leg sleeve I plan on some day finishing. I think that the art involved in comic books is so freakin’ cool. I love the hard lines, bright colors, graphic art… and Black Cat.
Meow. Uh… I need some milk for my Oreo’s there Mrs. Cat.
I would never claim to be a “superfan”… but I do love the “Superhero” genre and own every movie relating to it (including Catwoman). I’m very much looking forward to the Captain America movie, the Thor movie and will shit my pants if they ever actually get around to making the Avengers movie… I don’t think it’ll happen.
So I have a question for you: which superhero would you like to be? It’s a pretty standard question really but I think we can have a little fun and friendly interaction on the topic here at Hands To War.
(FYI – the following are just suggesstions. You can be ANYONE you want… not just the ones that I list)
Would you be…
Ironman? He doesn’t have “super powers” per se but he is brilliant! And rich! And an alcoholic.
Or would you rather be…
The Hulk? Hey… he’s stronger than me but he’s got issues. And he’s on the run. And he’s pretty one-dimensional.
Maybe you’d like to be…
Gambit? He’s mysterious. He’s pretty nifty with that staff and he throws cards that explode. I tend to like Gamit… I honestly don’t really know why. Maybe I’ll name my next kid “Gambit”… hmmmm…
Or perhaps you’d like to go with my favorite…
Spiderman. Yeah yeah I know… he’s every little kids favorite superhero. I like his human element and the fact that he doesn’t really like having unique powers but “with great power comes great responsibility” so he feels it’s his civic duty to help his fellow man. I feel that way sometimes (*ahem*… cough cough).
I did get to meet him you know:
It was the greatest day of my life.
Now… if I could just get a chance to meet SpiderWOMAN!
So I ask you fellow (6) readers… who would you be?
And now… the moment you’ve all been waiting to get to… my BLOG LINK OF THE DAY (for the month of June)!!!
Appropriately… I’ve chosen Clark Kent’s Lunchbox. God knows he really doesn’t need any more traffic. One day I hope to gather as many readers.
Aside from running CKL, Mr. Lunchbox also writes for Houston Family Magazine and a new magazine called Man Of The House.com. He also wrote a book called “Sugar Milk” that’s like… going to be #1 on the New York Times best seller list very soon. Aside from doing all this work, Mr. Lunchbox (his real name is Ron… I just think Mr. Lunchbox sounds awesome) has FIVE kids! How he has time to do it all… I have no idea.
So, if you know what’s good for you… pop on over to Clark Kents Lunchbox and tell him whatcha think.
Click the lunchbox to take yourself there.