Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back In The Day

Boy (4-5) wearing towel as cape, standing by poolRemember when you were really little and you tried to create your own Superhero costume. Sometimes just using a towel as a cape was enough to have you run around the house or yard pretending you could fly. Maybe you'd get more creative, add some accessories and role play with friends or family pretending to swoop in and save the day as only you could. It was all so innocent and fun then.

I remember just being excited that I even saw a Black Superhero in a comic book, let alone on TV or in a movie. I've grown a bit since then and as I have become more sophisticated and exacting, so have my requirements for how Black Superheroes are presented. Hip Hop music has changed too, I think for the worst. I believe comics have fared better. It's just that I miss the times when it was only about joy, wonder, and having fun.

4 comments:

Battlemaster said...

man, when i get in writing mode, i still break out the whole cape and zone out, lol

mwatts said...

hello My name is Mike Watson. I have a komic that i produce starring a black character named Hotshot. i wanted to know if you did reviews or anything like that, or be interested in checking it out

Boy king 101 ha! said...

Yeah I remember doing that all the time as a kid, even taking it as far as the underpants on the outside xD

Trueman said...

I had the Shazaam underroos as a kid and spent many a day jumping on my bed trying to fly through the air. You brought back some memories. Nice read.