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Subj: Re: Marvel Comics Taught Me Everything I Know
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 11:57:36 pm EDT (Viewed 62 times)
Reply Subj: Marvel Comics Taught Me Everything I Know
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 07:57:48 pm EDT (Viewed 147 times)

I have to agree on this issue. In fact, it is the loss of this "moral compass" that has made me quit reading some of my favorite Marvel characters in the past 10 years. Nonetheless, I still see comics (even Marvel ones) as a great source for discussing morality and right and wrong. My eight year old son loves comics (especially Spidey), and the issues that come up in many of the stories give us plenty of time to discuss important things. I love it when comics not only entertain, but make me think. May they all return to that view!


> When I was a child, my moral compass was greatly affected by Marvel Comics. "With great power there must also come great responsibility". Stan Lee has said in interviews many times that he wrote this as a throw away line and never dreamed it would become so important. Since then, we've seen Peter Parker, as well as several other Marvel characters, put in situations where they must choose between what is easy and what is right. They always choose the way that is right, despite knowing that it will put them and the ones they love in harms' way plus leave them poor and possibly hated by the public. Even through all of this we see our heroes rewarded with the piece of mind of knowing that they've chosen the right path instead of turning their back on their ideals.
> Some people consider comics kid's entertainment and never consider the immense moral lessons contained within. Marvel comics taught me everything I know about what is right and honorable and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks, Stan. You'll always be numero uno!

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