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And what would such a week be without doing that which all good comic book superheros must deal with at some point in their careers— POLITICS!? What a subject! A real sticky-wicket!
But it’s eerily similar to the main subject of this week’s Spiritual Superhero series, and that’s spirituality. Both subjects, politics and spirituality, were the two things my Dad always told me not to debate with people, because it deals with people’s beliefs, or lack thereof, and that doesn’t necessarily make for good conversation. “You’ll make few friends discussing these matters,” he warned. And he was right, of course.
But it doesn’t apply if you’re a talk show host, a journalist or a comic illustrator— zany people they are! Whoa, wait a minute, those are things I do! Oh…never mind!
Hey, it’s all for fun! And what the heck, if you’re upset with me for what’s been posted this week, you won’t be reading today’s entry anyway! (And if you don’t hate me yet, just hang on, ’cause today’s is three, THREE big comic book pages long, so there’s plenty of time left to build up steam!)
One person who understands the point I’m trying to make has just broadcast a couple of Twitter messages about the series in the past few days. She wrote (or rather, “Tweeted”) the following… “Thanx. The Spirit of your SuperHero team is kinda ‘unexpected’: a good reminder that reverence isn’t always blissful & quiet—sometimes it’s just good, plain fun. A ‘seeker’ can lapse2 ‘SERIOUS.’ What could be holier than to seriously laugh? -Thank you”
That nails the point better than I could ever hope to! I mean, really, what is the point of spirituality if it doesn’t lead to some JOY and laughter in a person’s life!?
I also want to thank Daily Planet publisher Peter Stanbury (Twitter, @PeterStanbury), across the pond in London, for including series excerpts in his wonderful publication. I am truly honored!
And finally, thanks to ComicBookPlus, also located in England, for providing downloads of classic old comics, from which I clip excerpts so I can do my nefarious and dastardly work on them! (He-he-heee!)
Okay, now for today’s Grand Finale! BUT BE CAREFUL & WATCH OUT! IT’S SCARY! POLITICS AND
Thank you for sharing the week with me!
Aho & Namaste,