God and Comics

Sidekicks and Discipleship

God and Comics

Since the golden age of comics, sidekicks like Robin the Boy Wonder, Speedy, and Bucky Barnes have been helping young readers to feel like they are part of the action. On today’s show, the crew discusses the origins of sidekicks, why they have fallen out of fashion, and how their efforts at striving to be like the heroes they follow reminds us of the calling to follow Christ. Also, Fr. Jonathan confesses his hankering for groundhog meat. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!

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

The Legend of Wonder Woman

Renae De Liz

Robin the Boy Wonder

Bucky Barnes

Speedy / Red Arrow / Arsenal


Wonder Girl

Jimmy Olsen

Spider-man and Deadpool

Harley Quinn and Power Girl

The Confessor and Altar Boy

Captain Marvel (Shazam) and the Marvel Family

Ba’al and Asher

Acts of the Apostles

The Apprentice


Young Justice

Miss Martian

Kid Flash / Impulse


Rick Jones is not Rick James

Snapper Carr


Gus, the Second Most Famous Groundhog in Pennsylvania

Highway to Heaven

Kato Kaelin

White Stripes feud with the Black Keys