In our examination of the two types of superheroes and their resemblance to those living in Christ, we now turn to the faith-motivated character. As I said in my previous article, I have a personal proclivity for the colorful, cartoonish, hope-motivated style . . . but that is not my only experience. When the era…

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Generally speaking, there are two types of superheroes: the brightly colored, cape-wearing, building-leaping, after-school-special kind . . . and the dark, glowering, brooding-on-rooftops kind. Some heroes have been around so long their character has seen the best of both sides. The quintessential example of this is (of course) Batman. Back in the ‘60s, the Caped…

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Batman has the Batcave. Wonder Woman has Themyscira (usually). Superman has the Fortress of Solitude – and, arguably, his hometown of Smallville. These are vitally important places in the lives of our heroes. Why? Because when they’re not saving the world, they need somewhere to hang the cape, cowl, and tiara. They need time to…

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I probably don’t even have to tell you what The Hero’s Code is, since it’s been used so often, but here it is anyway: Heroes don’t kill; that’s what separates us from the bad guys. With the new Marvel series The Punisher premiering on Netflix anytime now, it’s obvious for mature superhero connoisseurs like myself…

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Batman wouldn’t be half the worldwide phenomenon he is without his rogues gallery of carefully crafted supervillains. In fact, sometimes the colorful criminal element of Gotham gets just as much attention as the Dark Knight. The Joker, who is Batman’s classic arch nemesis, is a perfectly perverse foil of the brooding hero – a splash…

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