Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2008 - Religion - 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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Review: Holy Superheroes!: Exploring Faith and Spirituality in Comic Books

User Review  - Jason Klein - Goodreads

Wasn't expecting to enjoy this book based on the Christian-spiritual background of the author, but Garrett does a pretty fair job at not making this a completely "Jesus-as-Superhero" event. He's ... Read full review

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User Review  - JM - Goodreads

I bought this for my brother one year for his birthday and read it before I gave it to him. It's a very interesting look at how comic books are shaped by the spirituality and faith of those involved ... 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 obscurityŤ.

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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