Category Archives: Comics

Wakanda Forever – The Black Panther Theology Syllabus

Matthew Brake over at the Popular Culture and Theology blog links through to Kimberly Hampton’s syllabus entitled “Wakanda Forever – The Black Panther Theology Syllabus“. Using the recent Marvel film “Black Panther” as a conversation start, the syllabus describes itself … Continue reading

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Religion and comics in the new year 

I had the opportunity recently to peruse the samplings of two comic book vendors I don’t normally get a chance to visit, and to rummage through their stock looking for more material for Bible and popular culture resources, and also … Continue reading

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Religion and comics

I was rereading a short popular article I wrote a few years back on religion and comic books with a view to expanding it into something with a bit more academic depth and focus. Something that moves from simply describing … Continue reading

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Christmas, Sin City and John’s Gospel

Our Christmas Eve evening service focused particularly upon the opening of John’s Gospel with the Word coming into the world – “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” (Jn 1:9). With glowsticks instead of candles (the … Continue reading

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Searching For A New Hero?

A reflection on how the changes in the recent history of the Green Lantern Corps in the DC Universe towards a more militaristic, political organisation change affection for beloved characters. Will be interesting to see future blog posts on this … Continue reading

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Gender Through Comic Books | MOOC

An interesting looking online course Gender Through Comic Books | Canvas Network that partners a study of gender in comics with required reading materials being available to purchase through digital comic providers (in this case, Comixology). Wondering if such a … Continue reading

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Updating the door – Here come the warrior nuns!

During February my office door was covered in images of angels in popular culture. For March I’ve decided to go with warrior nuns in comic book culture. So my door now looks like this. I may add some more to … Continue reading

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Superman and Philosophy: First chapter available for free – The Comics Professor

I’ve got “Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape this Book” and Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture (Free on Kindle) so I’ll be reading this on the train to see whether to get the book. Superman … Continue reading

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X-Men and God-talk

I never really watched the 1990s X-Men cartoon series, but I might go back to it now having discovered this snippet of God-talk in it. Would be interested to see what other examples of religion and spirituality were found in … Continue reading

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Comic books, publishing and ethics on Media 7

The second part of the recent episode of Media 7 looks at some of the intellectual property issues in the comic book industry. See Media7 | Television New Zealand | Series 8, Episode 19

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