WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER THAN WE ARE APART. WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT.
Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the year and with that comes a lot of hope and expectations. We all fantasize about the potential and the exciting things we want to do in our lives. It is not a bad thing. However, I kinda want us to go into our community common unity bag on this one. Simply put, I just finished reading Robin issue #9 and it was one of the best issues in this run. The run itself is dope but this issue stands out for sure. The message in the issue is one of being united. It is an issue about recognizing in life you need help. One of things that we have to do as a community of comic heads who champion Black superheroes and our history is to recognize the importance of getting assistance when needed. I know many of us like to think we know it all. We read a comic or two and dudes want to be professors in this thing of ours. We need each other pure and simple. Folks can act like they don’t need nobody. Yet the truth does not require you to agree with it. I have often said, “call it what you want as long as I can call it what it is”. If you know anything about Damien Wayne, you know he is very arrogant and does not believe anyone can beat him. Kid has a healthy sense of swag in this regard. Yet, he finds himself at the end of his wits and it takes a friend to remind him of some very sobering things about life. We need help.You can try to go alone in this big wide world and you may find a little success but like my man said in ‘Mahogany’ “Success aint nothing without someone you love to share it with”. We are better together than apart. We have to recognize that. There is nothing we cannot do if we work together in the spirit of unity. Our community as a niche might be considered small in the thinking of some but if it is not a giant robot in our eyes, it will die before it has a chance to grow and be everything it can be. So let celebrate the power of unity.Let us not be concerned who outside can come to the cookout. For once, let’s think about us together at the cookout and come up with a master plan. Already!