Confession: I am a fan of Marvel superheroes. It’s because I grew up reading comic books, thousands of comic books. I’m especially fond of Spiderman, but I was disappointed with the latest animated movie. I liked the story. The animation was amazing. The movie got good reviews, but it was hard to watch—too much flash, bang and confusion even for me. (The animated cameo appearance of Stan Lee was great.) But, after I left the theater, second thoughts: This movie introduces an ordinary black kid as a new Spiderman. He has parents who are concerned about his education and his safety. (Little do they know what dangers he really faces.) He is clueless at first and has to find his way, but he overcomes his fear to become a hero, portraying courage in the face of evil. What a great role model for black kids (and white) who have had, with few exceptions, only white superheroes to look up to. I have a new appreciation for the movie. That doesn’t mean I’m encouraging everyone to see a movie with an upfront warning for those who might suffer episodes caused by flashing bright lights!