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

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Page 6 - A community in a harmonious paradise is threatened by evil: normal institutions fail to contend with this threat: a selfless superhero emerges to renounce temptations and carry out the redemptive task: aided by fate, his decisive victory restores the community to its paradisal condition: the superhero then recedes into obscurityę.

About the author (2008)

Greg Garrett is 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 novel Free Bird.

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