05 April 2013

Comic Book Hipsters Be Da[r]ned!

Howdy there! ... It's been a while. I've been trying to think of ways to find time to blog between my bouts of studying, work, social life, and procrastination. I'm thinking of posting once a week? I'll continue to figure it out. It the meantime, I'm feeling kinda like this guy:


Anywhoo, the main reason for my visit to the blogosphere on this day, is another random (potentially uninteresting) idea that ventured into my mind:

Just now, as I was walking across campus, I happened to see a sculpture of Icarus. Though in my sleep-deprivation-caused-by-studying-and-attempting-to-fuel-myself-with-Mountain-Dew state, I misread the plaque as "Galactus." Who, for those of you who don't know, is one of the most awesome comic book villains (though his villain status is debatable) in existence.

I'm so hungry I could eat a planet. Seriously.
It got me thinking - It's been said that comic books and superheroes are the modern equivalent of mythology. If that's so, since Icarus (and numerous other mythological characters) have their own statues today, does that mean 1000 years from now, people will be walking through museums looking at statues of Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman, Superman, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, etc? I certainly hope so.

I love that superheroes are becoming more "mainstream." (Sorry, comic book hipsters.) And I honestly hope to see them be the subjects of "serious" art in the near future. ... Though, it won't be me putting them into said art, due to lack of artistic ability. :/

-Captain Z