Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Talent's no guarantee of success

"Well, talent's no guarantee of success." - Dazzler

Dazzler has come back from the dead after being killed by a Jean Grey from another dimension (don't ask, this is comics after all) and is having a chat with Dr. Reyes about life. Dr Reyes encourages Dazzler regarding her singing abilities and career and Dazzler makes a very wise statement about talents.

This got me thinking about the many talents we're all blessed with which few use to their full potential. I believe that everybody is exceptional is certain abilities but not everybody takes the time to fully master and utilise those skills to make a success of them. You don't need to be a mutant who can fly or shoot beams out of their eyes to make a success of what you've already been given either genetically or through development over time.

I picked up this New Excalibur trade paperback in the bargain bin but I loved the stories. It's been many years since I've seen these characters handled this well and I highly recommend this collection to any avid comicbook (and especially to Excalibur) fans!

References: Taken from New Excalibur: Defenders of the Realm (ISBN: 0-7851-1835-7) by Chris Claremont (writer), and Michael Ryan and Steven Cummings (artists). Published by Marvel Comics.

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