Resilience Day, Independence Day For All Cultures

by John Lee

"We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win today the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday but is the day when the world declared in one voice, “We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day!” - President Thomas J. Whitmore

The above is quoted from the 1996 movie Independence Day, a wonderfully dramatic and inspiring movie about the world's diverse populace uniting to defeat an enigmatic extraterrestrial eldritch race alongside Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldbloom's characters Captain Steven "Steve" Hiller, USMC, President Thomas J. Whitmore, and David Levinson respectively. For its time the movie was a great success and many have continued to fondly remember and quote the movie like I just did. The sequel's, 'Independence Day: Resurgence', release date coincides with its graphic novel prelude (2016/17) to explain and elaborate what has happened since the original first movie. The graphic novel is published by TITAN COMICS written by Victor Gischler and art by Steve Scott and various arts and the story is described to be about an extraterrestrial craft concealed beneath the Atlantic Ocean which prompts a top-secret investigation by the US military, one which could prove the key to humanity's survival - or its ultimate destruction. Whilst we at Heroes of Games & Comics don't currently have this our supplier does have stock of it and I estimate the price of each would be R260.

Now, I did neither begin this post only because tomorrow is the historical commemoration of the Independence of the United States of America nor because yesterday was World UFO day but mostly because 2020 is a distressingly dire year concerning plague and persistent inhumane rights. Like the aforementioned quote encourages through the thematic lenses of current crises to essentially Improvise. Adapt. Overcome we should endeavour to combat the mutually assured destruction which persists day by day united. For if we don't pause and exert 'Plus Ultra' measures for the remaining months of year we may cross the point of no return. 

Anyway, my point, life like art (graphic literature) should be used as a series of case studies, thusly entertainment such as graphic novels can be both amusing and helpful to your survival and thriving as well as the benefiting of those around you and beyond. 

So be wise and support us through investing in our graphic literature case studies!

Written by Michael P. Garzola


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