New club aims to unite superhero movie and comic book fans

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Up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s the Superhero, Anti-hero and Villains Enthusiasts Club (S.A.V.E.), a brand new club soaring into St. Edward’s this fall. Founded by Carlos Sanchez, Bridget Gonzalez, and Adam Littleton, this budding group hopes to gain members that share in their enthusiasm and love for superheroes and villains.

“At first I thought it was kind of a joke,” says Bridget Sanchez, co-founder, “We all love comic books, and one day we were just like, ‘Hey, why don’t we make a club?’ Carlos took the initiative and filled out the paper work, and it looks like we were approved.”

This new comic book club will revolve around discussing enthusiasm for comic books and movies, analyzing heroes and villains, and even possible cosplay.

“[In this club], people can have fun, save the world, meet other people,” faculty advisor Micheal R. Kinsey says, “I’m sure people will discuss whether Ben Affleck will make a good Batman or not. Maybe there’ll be fistfights.”

While comic books, capes, and superpowers are definitely a big part of the club, the founders are looking to place a special emphasis on building new friendships in their group.

“St. Ed’s is all about fellowship,” Sanchez continues, “The focus for us is having a set community where you can be yourself and be comfortable. I think it would be a really cool idea for freshman who are out-of-state or out-of-town. They could just come to the comic-book lovers club and just be themselves and not be afraid of being judged.”

“Sometimes it’s weird finding new people to talk to, but that’s what the clubs are for,” co-founder Adam Littleton says, “So it’s just another way of getting people of a similar interest together in a room, where they can start talking and becoming friends.”

Each club meeting will last 60-90 minutes. Most of the meeting will be spent watching a combination of cartoon and live-action series of various superheroes. Once a month, there will be a special event where a specific superhero film is featured. Also, as a group, the club will go see new superhero movies at the theater, such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, coming in 2014. The club is also open to member-input on how to structure meetings or add other events to the itinerary.

“Maybe we can save St. Edward’s too,” Kinsley said, “Not that St. Edward’s needs saving.”