God and Comics

Avengers: Infinity War as Pro-Life Allegory

God and Comics

It may strike some people as odd to say, but in presenting the evil Thanos as a “Malthusian anti-natalist,” Marvel has made its newest blockbuster to be the first high budget superhero film to deliver an explicitly pro-life message. Fr. Matt and Deacon Jonathan are joined by guests Alexi Sargeant and Leah Libresco Sargeant to discuss this, as well as the film’s cosmology, the need for a formed conscience, and whether or not death in the comic book world actually matters. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!

Masks: The Game

Gen Con

Avengers: Infinity War (film)

The Infinity Gauntlet (comic)

Creation ex nihilo

The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers

The Death and Return of Superman



Painted from Memory by Burt Bacherach and Elvis Costello



Arriving at Amen by Leah Libresco

Building the Benedict Option by Leah Libresco