God and Comics

Violence

God and Comics

In this episode, the crew discusses how violence has evolved in comics and pop culture over the years. When is violence necessary to tell a story? When is it gratuitous? How should followers of Jesus think about such things? The answers to these questions will be revealed, along with a childhood trauma for Fr. Jonathan involving the circus and a goat. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more.

Here's some of the rad stuff we talk about:

The Dark Knight Returns

Seduction of the Innocent

Comics Code Authority

Morbius, the Living Vampire

Batman: Endgame

Batman: The Killing Joke

The Powers That Be by Walter Wink

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

Fun Home

The Maniple

On the Holy Spirit by Saint Basil the Great

Pinball Wizard

The goat that ruined Fr. Jonathan's childhood