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The character of Peter Parker has always exhibited a strong interest in science. Spider-Man and Superman I'm not sure about being Catholic, but they're definitely Christian influenced.Indeed, Parker's ability to think logically and rationally has often saved him from predicaments and dangers when his amazing spider-derived powers alone would have been insufficient. Gargantua 05/04/2003, Nightcrawler, Daredevil, Aurora and Huntress definitely [are Catholic].Characters in the comic books from major publishers such as Marvel and DC have traditionally exhibited an unrealistic lack of religious affiliation and religious identity. I think Peter Parker and Stever Rogers, (Spidey and Capt. Peter may be a lapsed church goer, but I always got the feeling that if Steve Rogers could find more time, he'd be in church every Sunday... Peter Parker would be less relatable to if they gave him one religion.Nevertheless, it has always been apparent that Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is from a Protestant Christian background. , PM Machina This is a discussion I've had several times with my friends, and usually I step out of it when it turns offensive. ) Thing to remember though that until recently, like the past decade, religion and talks of such were verboten in most main stream comic books. For example, I HATE that Kevin Smith established he had sex, just because I don't think it should have been said one way or another.Nevertheless, Parker has exhibited a clear belief in God from time to time, and his Protestant Christian background has always been strongly manifest in his behavior and personal code of ethics. Superman also had a strong Christian upbringing, Johnathan and Martha Kent were praying for a child around the time Kal-El landed on Earth.
and all of the things that make people who they are only come into play if they're an important part of what makes up the interesting aspects of a character from a storytelling perspective. Peter speaks as if talking directly to Gwen, recounting events from the time they had together. B: I believe in the ASM issue where Peter proposes to Mary Jane, Aunt May donated his old microscope to a Catholic Church for a fund raiser. I wouldn't use the "Our Father" as a sign of being Catholic. The same is true with the ideas of confession and alter boys. There's a very large presence of Irish Catholics in New York.
Whatever the source of your power, you are tied to the Spider. We're still working out the finer details, but it basically works like this: He does something really spiteful . "I think when I go to superheroes, I see there is a religious metaphor to begin with," says comic-book writer Steven T. contained a list of the "suspected" religions of superheroes... 2) - the 9/11 issue focusing on the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center. I'm also amazed at how well diversified the hero population seems to be.
It is your icon, your totem, the template for your identity. Newsweek also listed Spider-Man as a Protestant, The Thing as Jewish, The Hulk as a lapsed Catholic, Daredevil as a Catholic, Batman as a lapsed Catholic or disaffected Episcopalian and Captain America as a Protestant... In this story, Spider-Man appears to argue with God about to why these things have happened. As for Spider-Man/Peter Parker, I always felt as though he was Protestant, but I couldn't put a finger on it.
Although Straczynski identifies himself as an atheist, he has been a champion of realistic, mature characterizations and storylines for Spider-Man, and his stories were among the most overt in depicting Peter Parker's spirituality and religious faith. The spider wasp places a single spider in each nest, which is often constructed after catching the prey. Just a thought." #48 is another issue which depicts Peter Parker in prayer, or having a "conversation with God." In this scene, we can even hear God's answers to Peter (or at least what Peter imagines God's answers are, or would be). I swear he does this stuff to us so that we'll complain and he can have someone to talk to. I mean, if you're so infinitely wise then why would you send someone like the Green Goblin to try and ruin my life? Spider-Man, "who sometimes addresses God in spontaneous prayer," is Protestant... "Frank Miller and Batman take on Al Qaeda" message board on "Arts and Faith.com" website (
Straczynski also introduced a heretofore undescribed mystical element to Spider-Man's origin and powers. It is probably not the intent of this scene to suggest that God is speaking directly to Peter Parker, but clearly Parker is thinking about God and pondering why God would allow terrible things to happen to him. Since when did my family and friends ever do you any harm? With or without overt references to religion, superhero stories resonate for people of faith, says Greg Garrett, author of "Holy Superheroes! s=73c16706d938808095fb38a1dae7c799&showtopic=8177&pid=103639&st=0entry103639; viewed 18 April 2006): SDG Feb 16 2006, AM I see they have Spider-Man listed as "Protestant." In traditional comic-book continuity, maybe, but in the movies he seems to be Catholic (e.g., the holy-water stoup by the front door in the Parker house). Michael Straczynski] run on Spider-Man has done interesting things with religion, mostly in terms of Peter's running inner monologue (? Recently when he "died" fighting Morlun, Peter's final thoughts were taken from Psalm 23 ("Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me").