Things tagged superheroes


  1. Saints and Superheroes

    October 9, 2015 1:20 pm Leave a Comment

    Why do we tell stories about superheroes? Maybe it’s the same reason we tell stories about saints. Stories of the saints, some based in fact and some shrouded in mystery, give us vivid examples of how virtue can overcome evil. St. George valiantly battling a dragon, St. Zita and the… Read more »

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  2. Roger Thomas

    The Rising: A Review

    May 21, 2014 11:45 am Leave a Comment

    Superpowers. We’re fascinated by them.  We buy books (usually comic books) and flock to movies that feature humans with extraordinary strength, or speed, or mobility, or whatever. The image of the super-man, whatever “super” might mean, rivets our imagination. (I discuss this in an earlier post.) To me, our appreciation… Read more »

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  3. Truth, Beauty, and Comic Books

    May 19, 2014 12:10 pm 17 Comments

    Like every other kind of fictional genre, comics have the power to spark the imagination and restore a sense of beauty. Their fantastic heroes, villains, and sweeping mythologies have become for us a paradigm for how we can find goodness in a world that often seems bleak. For one comic… Read more »

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