Molly Jackson’s A Better Place
Most comic fans have a lot going on this week. Marvel’s Daredevil out on Netflix or DC’s Batman Vs. Superman out in theaters. A new bevy of comics out today. A few religious holidays this week too, including Purim and Easter. Even with all that, this is not a good week.
It has been a bad week. Frankly, it has been a bad few months.
I struggled to write a column this week. It is a really hard time to talk about comics.
It is a hard time to focus on entertainment when the world keeps being thrown out of whack. When presidential candidates speak in terms of hate. When attacks are ignored or mourned depending on their heritage.
The world community needs to work together to solve this problem. It’s hard though when the world community never seems to get along.
Last week, I wrote about Young Justice. If only we had that team here to help us now. Or the Justice League. Or the Avengers. Someone to guide the world around the pitfalls or hate and fear. But those teams only exist in the world of fiction. We need to take out cues from the superheroes we’ve created and admired. We need to be the heroes now.
Yes, this week is a bad week. Attacks like this should not happen in the world. So whether you sit down to watch a superhero battle or crack open a new issue, keep in mind the lessons learned from the superheroes you admire. Use those lessons to make this world a better place.