When I was a kid, I always hated when they’d start running the back-to-school commercials on TV. Today the deluge seems to hit right about the same time it did during my childhood–after the Fourth of July–even though they’ve shortened summer vacation to two instead of three months. I feel bad for the kids of today. By the time this article posts, many of them will already be back in school, and it’s the middle of freakin’ summer!
Anyway, have you seen the new commercials from Walmart featuring kids with their superhero-inspired backpacks and other accoutrements transforming into their heroes of choice? We see Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, as well as certain Transformers and Power Rangers. It’s cool, and provides a little twinge of nostalgia, bringing back memories of my own childhood, and the search for such epic clothes and supplies. I mean, if I HAD to go, I wanted to go in style.
Here’s something else that’s cool. Stan “The Man” Lee getting to hang out on the set of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and being paid homage by stars like Robert Downey Jr. (who told Stan “I owe it all to you”), Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Holland. Stan’s wife of almost 75 years recently passed away, and it’s nice to see him gifted with such light, love, and respect. He is more than deserving. And yes, we DO owe it all to him.