God and Comics

Manhood

God and Comics

What does it mean to be a man in our culture today? A lot of people aren’t sure. From the earliest days, comic books have painted a picture of masculinity that has been absorbed by readers. In this episode, the crew talks about how that depiction has changed over the years and how it fairs against a Christian understanding of manhood. Also, Fr. Jonathan makes a bold and controversial claim about snowmen. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!

Here's a little more about some of the things we discussed:

Miracle Man

Charles Atlas program ad: "The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac'"

The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

"Who Would Jesus Smack Down?" (On Mark Driscoll and his infamous "limp wristed Jesus" quote)

Deadpool

Captain America: Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker

Supreme

Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Batgirl as a member of Congress

Golden Age vs Silver Age of Comics

Spider-man 2099