Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film (Revised and Expanded Edition)
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Comic books have become a twenty-first century mythology. In this book Pulitzer Prize nominated author Greg Garrett explores this mythology and extracts the profound truths that are revealed in the glossy pages, superhuman characters and fast-paced action. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the media discussed and/or suggested as recommended reading contain extremely graphic depictions of violence, brutality, sexual situations, profanity and blasphemy. These issues are neither displayed nor discussed at length in the text.
Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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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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