Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith

Marvelous Myths Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith What makes someone a hero In the early s the image of a superhero was someone with a square jaw a muscular build and a quick smile whose biggest personal problem was trying to keep their girlfr

  • Title: Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith
  • Author: Russell W. Dalton
  • ISBN: 9780827223608
  • Page: 400
  • Format: ebook
  • What makes someone a hero In the early 1960 s the image of a superhero was someone with a square jaw, a muscular build, and a quick smile whose biggest personal problem was trying to keep their girlfriends from guessing their secret identities Then, writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created a group of superheroes who revolutionized comics These heroWhat makes someone a hero In the early 1960 s the image of a superhero was someone with a square jaw, a muscular build, and a quick smile whose biggest personal problem was trying to keep their girlfriends from guessing their secret identities Then, writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created a group of superheroes who revolutionized comics These heroes, including The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider man, The X men, Iron Man, Captain America and others, were not perfect heroes who lived in a perfect world, but fallible people with physical ailments and personal problems like our own While the authors and artists who created them did not intend to write explicitly religious stories, their tales of imperfect heroes who try to do the right thing despite the many challenges they face provide us with the opportunity to reflect on our own faith journeys as we strive to live heroic lives in the real world Each chapter reflects on the heroes most famous adventures and discusses the ways in which we are called to overcome many of the same types of obstacles they face as we strive to carry out the ministries to which God calls us Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or group study.

    One thought on “Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith”

    1. This is a pretty good idea, but it just seems like there wasn't enough substantial material to pull it off. There were a couple good chapters here and there (like Thor) but others were just too much of a reach and some even combined several different characters in one just to make enough for a chapter. The author would have been better off taking one substantial character and going into an extended analogy with them (or the X Men, because the X-Men are clearly the most awesome).

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