Remember why you liked comics in the first place?
Our Comics Empower Project continues!
This time, Adam tells his story:
Families are never perfect, but something terrible happened to me when I was a child and the whole world instantly got a great deal darker.
I stopped doing anything I used to. The one thing I kept a hold of was Batman.
Batman taught me from a very early age that even if something horrific happens to you in your life you can change things for the better.
Granted I don’t watch over the city in a cape and cowel but it helped pull me out of the darkness that I thought life was at that point.
Then after a few more years more crappy circumstances happened.
The one thing that has always (and hopefully will always) be there in my life is comics.
Whether that is Captain America teaching me to always stand up for what you believe is right, whether it’s Batman to stand up for Justice and allowing your negatives to fuel your future for the better.
In one way or another superheroes have always been in my life.
Now as a 22-year-old preparing to hopefully go on to university to do screen writing every time something bad happens in my life I always remember back to quotes. like from Batman Begins “Why do we fall? So we can pick ourself back up.”
Or when ever other negative people try to bring me down I think of the more classic “There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us… you blinked.”
You see, no matter who you are life and no matter where you end up, we will always strive to be the best person we can be.
Because that’s what comics are about: Always be better. Always be strong even when you think it’s impossible, you turn it on its head and we overcome the odds.
Always be true to yourself. Never let others put you down.
Even if that means showing up to a friends wedding dressed in court of owls masks.
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