Thursday 24 August 2017

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Marvel is 'a wonderful or astonishing person or thing'. So it is little wonder we've fallen in love again with the Marvel Universe.  At the exhibition at GOMA I found myself grinning excitedly as we entered each new realm.  If you haven't been, and can get to Brisbane before the 3rd of September, it's well worth a look.

I am a reader of comics but not so much the Superhero ones, unless you count Watchmen, though as a kid I loved the Phantom comic and the Spiderman cartoon (love the current incarnation of Spiderman, as that irreverent teen is how I first met Spiderman, and the one that sticks in my mind.). I've always loved Flash and weirdly Capt America. In the movies, I like Captain America and Thor, even though I never took to Thor in book form. I think I clearly have a soft spot for earnest do-gooders.

I think our current love affair with Marvel is first and 
foremost, Stan Lee was a genius way ahead of his time, but also because the world needs a hero. We're a mess. We need someone to bring the global humanity back on track. Two thousand years and we seem to have learnt nothing. I guess if the superheros aren't going to appear in real life, then it's up to us. What will you do?
I have cheated, this is from DC Lego exhibition - shh!

 Linking with #MySundayPhoto #MySundayBest #PictorialTuesday#Therealwordlesswednesday #WordlessWednesday #PointShoot (not the ideal photos for this link up but alas nothing arty this week :)


  1. What a wonderful looking exhibition

    Thank you for linking up

  2. I agree with Darren great exhibition nice photos and post :-)

    Have a heroictastic week ;-)

  3. That's so cool and my grands would love it! Thanks for stopping by

  4. I've got a son-in-law and a couple of grand kids that would be very excited to see this exhibit. Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

  5. That is pretty cool and I would love to see it.

  6. Oh wow this is super cool! My boys would really enjoy this exhibition 🌟 Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

  7. Would definitely be a fun visit. So glad you shared since I doubt I will ever get there so I could at least see some of it through your wonderful photos. Thanks for linking at Pictorial Tuesday.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

  8. Very neat!! My almost grown-up kids would love to visit!

  9. Reminds me of my childhood reading Marvel comics!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme, Lydia.