Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic by Greg Garrett

By Greg Garrett

Spider-Man. Batman. The X-Men. the wonderful 4. comedian books and the characters they've got spawned became twenty-first-century mythology. Greg Garrett is helping us see the profound intensity that may be present in the modern, fast paced, and sometimes violent international of comics, image novels, and the movies they inspire.Holy Superheroes!provides vast discussions of a few of our such a lot loved comedian heroes and concludes with an appendix of twenty-five comics and photograph novels for dialogue of spirituality and comics.

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The Justice League’s Batman, having interacted with Silver Age heroes like Allen, lives on Earth-One and, as such, has to be a different character from Earth-Two’s Batman, who’d known Garrick in World War II. The Golden Age Batman and Superman become best friends, both honorary members of the Justice Society. a. Robin the Boy Wonder. This Bruce Wayne, having been raised by Uncle Philip and not by the butler Alfred Pennyworth, hires butler Alfred Beagle sometime after becoming Dick Grayson’s surrogate father.

For all his sociopathic shortcomings, Victor values Nora’s wellbeing above his own, her happiness over his. indd 33 5/5/2012 7:38:26 AM 34 batman an d ps y ch o l o g y reasons why, after doing everything for her sake, he can never touch his wife again. The animated film Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero ends with Nora cured and Victor presumed dead. Televised news of her restoration gives Victor a smile before he heads back into the Arctic snow, crying icy tears of joy as he lets Nora live without him, in peace.

31 Bruce Wayne runs on insufficient sleep when he gets too busy—when current, not posttraumatic, circumstances intrude. His ability to focus his concentration exceeds that of most people’s. The abundant rage he stores inside him, when it comes out, does so for obvious reasons having to do with what’s going on right now—situationally, not randomly, determined—and not in the form of unprovoked outbursts. Superman on the Couch author Danny Fingeroth says, “Batman does sit on top of this mountain of anger.

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