Thursday, February 3, 2011

Religious Superheroes

The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters

Superman is Methodist, Batman is a lapsed Episcopalian, and Daredevil is Catholic.

8 comments:

  1. Didn't see The Green Hornet in the list. I assume he is a Buddhist.

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  2. I don't know much about the Green Hornet, or comic books in general, but it would make sense for Kato to be a Buddhist. Comic writers tend to assign religion by national origin.

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  3. I remember in the X-Men Cartoon from the nineties, Wolverine has a conversion experience after meeting Nightcrawler, and at the end, ends up in the Notre Dame Cathedral,.(Catholic?). Punisher was discerning priesthood, before he became a cop,..then well the Punisher. Yes I know a lot about comics,..huge nerd..(I have also trained MMA, so I don't get bugged about it!)

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  4. Marco: Ha ha! Huge nerd myself, big sci-fi fan.

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  5. Green Hornet would probably be mainline protestant. Agree with Kato being Buddhist or some other Eastern religion.

    Surprized to see Lois Lane listed as Catholic.

    I was diappointed they didn't have more of the Legion of Super Heroes mentioned.

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  6. Al: In case you didn't click on the explanatory link:
    http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Lois_Lane.html

    There is a suggestion that Lois is pro-life.
    Pretty Cool!

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  7. Yeah, I did. The reason I was surprized was growing up it was never clear that she was. & over the last 20 years I haven't been a regular enough reader to catch the Catholic. That must have come with 1 of the reboots. Back in 96 wedding it struck me that the wedding was more non-denominational than Catholic.

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  8. BTW Agree with the Pro-life aspect. Interestingly enough back in the 80s reboot Krypton's use of clones nearly destroyed the world.
    Also, since the 90s they have rebooted & retooled things so many times that IMHO they should just start over & go back to the original versions with a new timeline for everyone.

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