About the Book
About the Author
We could be heroes . . . couldn't we?
Every year billions of dollars are invested in a modern mythology: men and women, from earth or from beyond the earth, blessed with powers beyond those of ordinary mortals, charged with keeping the world on the right side of good and evil. We pour our money into such mythologies because they feed our great hopes: that the world can become a better place, and that we might have something to do with it.
David A. Zimmerman grew up moving back and forth between the contemporary epic mythology of superheroes and a much older epic--the story of Christianity. In Comic Book Character: A Catechism for Becoming Super he explores how comic books and Christianity make sense together, and what keeps them forever apart. With character studies from Superman and Batman to Spider-Man and the Avengers, Zimmerman shows how masks, villains, sidekicks and suffering manifest in the contemporary world, and how, by the grace of God, we each could be heroes.
This ebook is a revised and expanded edition of the 2004 edition.
NoiseTrade is a user-generated platform where fans can trade their email addresses for free music and books. All content is provided by users and does not indicate an endorsement from the Paste editorial staff. Create an artist or author account from a desktop or laptop to upload your own content and connect to new fans today.