With the amount of superhero movies (and TV shows!) dominating the airwaves these days, it’s almost impossible to not know something about comic book characters anymore. Many of us grew up in what they are now calling the Golden Age of comics, but while there are many heroes to look up to, most are young and strong.
Enter The Tomorrow Soldier compilation of Captain America in 2014. For those who are not familiar with Steve Rogers aka Captain America’s background, he was injected with a super soldier serum during WWII. Towards the end of the war, Steve was frozen in ice (depending on which storyline you read or watch, the how changes a bit) and was discovered and awoken decades later.
Steve’s super soldier serum kept him young even though he was nearly 100. In a series of stories that started in 2012, Steve Rogers had his super soldier removed by a villain and he aged rapidly to Old Man Steve Rogers. For the next few issues, instead of retiring, Captain America takes up the helm to lead the SHIELD organization, appoint a new Captain America, and still manages to defeat his enemies.
We love this series because it showcases a different kind of superhero and shows us that we can all be heroes, no matter our age.
Being a Hero Ourselves
With it being National Superhero Day next week, we thought it would be a great time for us to get out and do some good in the community!
Being a hero doesn’t have to involve super soldier serum and super villains. Take some of your time in the next week and be a hero in your own community. If you don’t have a place that you normally volunteer, we highly recommend searching for opportunities at Volunteer Match or Just Serve. They’ll connect you with volunteer opportunities near you and help you apply and get in there to do some good.
Let’s all be heroes this week!