This Catholic Life Podcast – Ep. 10: Superheroes & Saints

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Episode #10 – Superheroes & Saints

Hosts:  Peter Holmes & Rian Galliott
Guest:  Mark Shea

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Mark referred to the book Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped The Comic Book Superhero by Simcha Weinstein, you can find the book here.
https://www.amazon.com/Up-Oy-Vey-History-Superhero/dp/1569804001/ref=pd_sim_b_5

For Catholic characters in superhero comics see
https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Catholic_Characters?fbclid=IwAR0UzdmCT-j1dFBCKYEYhr6iIkvxZrmofKuO-4zJ6gzIEK5Mvup4ZK7s9AU

Or this article on the five best catholic superheroes.
https://comicbook.com/2015/09/25/the-five-best-catholic-superheroes/

Rian talked about a comic called Battle Pope.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/battle-pope?fbclid=IwAR1BNHBybewVUGVnkdPgljPE_ptEZGPLTLRK4SmJHF0Xzcts8zLNyeQcdZQ

But this wasn’t the first comic book saint. Check out Saint Francis.
https://hnp.org/last-marvel-st-francis-comic-books-available/?fbclid=IwAR3gtNeak1ZV33S9N49hnQf0J8RklMz7Y_3VA2egAmbF65QLqpQTj77Q8U8

Even Mother Theresa was a comic book character!
https://churchpop.com/2015/05/09/bl-mother-teresa-was-a-comic-book-hero-in-the-80s-too/?fbclid=IwAR1tlb-fyueC8v4I2cVbIK7ikIYa3sAP-Kfb0v2tNBEmVR81MxBWj0m0e_c

And maybe the real Battle Pope
https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Life_of_Pope_John_Paul_II_Vol_1_1?fbclid=IwAR05hXKlDrUKDF8Gvleg0kZD4zYnYNF2L_X1Nj0WaNDMGBstY797By_-oSo

Mark Shea’s blog – Catholic and Enjoying It: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/

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