Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film (Google eBook)

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 141 pages
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Spider-Man. Batman. The X-Men. The Fantastic Four. Comic books and the characters they have spawned have become twenty-first-century mythology. Greg Garrett helps us see the profound depth that can be found in the glossy, fast-paced, and often violent world of comics, graphic novels, and the films they inspire.Holy Superheroes!provides extensive discussions of some of our most beloved comic heroes and concludes with an appendix of twenty-five comics and graphic novels for discussion of spirituality and comics.

  

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User Review  - ryvre - LibraryThing

Holy Superheroes is a quick read. It presents a lot of intriguing ideas, but it tends to ramble, and it doesn't explore anything in depth. Toward the end, it gets a little preachy for my tastes. Read full review

Review: Holy Superheroes!: Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Comic Books

User Review  - Abbie - Goodreads

Started this, but just couldn't get into it. It had a bit more of a religious than academic lens, and just didn't hold my interest. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Greg Garrettis Professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He serves the Episcopal Church as Writer-in-Residence at the Seminary of the Southwest and as lay preacher at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the critically-acclaimed novelFree Bird.

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