Comics and Religion

I sometimes like to just remind myself the day of the week it is.
I sometimes like to just remind myself the day of the week it is.
I’ve never considered what a super hero’s religion was, it was a moot point. It was kinda given that Spiderman, dosage or Superman would be raised under some Judo-Christian values, but it was never evident in the writing or the story. All you knew and cared about was that they were the good guys and were fighting the bad guys.

So when I saw this oflist comic book characters religions. I was amazed to see the level of research in these guys is writing. Just look how they figured out Spiderman was Protestant or Sasquatch being Jewish.

There are about 8 or 9 that are Muslims, but that is more obvious due to the natures of their story.

So this got me thinking, imagine the regular super heroes that we know like Batman, Spiderman, Hulk etc were actually Muslim. Would it change things much? Would Frank Castle still be the Punisher if he wasn’t Catholic? I dont think so cause all these characters have ethical and philosophical ideas that make them do what they do. For Spiderman it is the classic “with great power comes great responsibility”. Even Batman and Punisher share the same views when it comes to criminals, but have different methods of acting on these views.

This is one of the cool things about the 99 comics that are cheered as being a Muslim comic book, but that is a minor point. According to the creator of 99 Naif Al-Muttwa:

Our characters intentionally transcend all language and cultural barriers. They offer the most commonly shared ideals of all people as the basis of heroic figures.

For heir super powers are based on 99 attributes of Allah that are based as gem stones. So these gem stones can be given to a person of any religion and doesn’t have to be Muslim but good attributes that all people should have.

3 thoughts on “Comics and Religion”

  1. if Superman was a muslim and he flied into buildings, the guy would have been labeled Al Qaida and would be in Guantanamo with kriptonite treatment.

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