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The Hero Worship of Professor Robert M. Price

American theologian Robert M. Price has written, among others, The Case against the Case for Christ, The Reason-Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For?, and Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind. But what that last title might only hint at is the religion and philosophy professor’s abiding interest in popular culture, namely comics.

Over at his personal website, people can read the full, free collection of Price’s thoughts on religion and comics with the complete archive of his “Hero Worship” columns. The host of The Human Bible and The Bible Geek podcasts also tackles topics like Kingdom Come, Marvel Man, and “The Death of Superman” storyline, all from his religious skeptic perspective.

The Human Bible with Robert M. Price

Certainly, Price has his detractors (e.g. Reverend John Rankin, William Lane Craig, Bart Ehrman), little has been said about his reflections on comics — far little than, say, his writing on H.P. Lovecraft.

Rao Wants to Know:  Is Price a true comics scholar or a scholar who dabbles with comics?


Religion in Comics on Fanboy Radio

Talking Religion in Comics on Fanboy RadioEpisode #578 of Fanboy Radio features a discussion on “Religion in Comics with A. David Lewis and G. Willow Wilson.

The two were contributors to the book Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels for which Lewis was also a co-editor. Wilson had spoken at the conference of the same name back in 2008 and has since gone on to author Air from Vertigo Comics and her own prose novel The Butterfly Mosque. Lewis, an independent comics writer, is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion & Literature at Boston University.

Fanboy Radio is hosted by Scott Hinze with David Hopkins, Oliver Tulls, and Sean Jackson. It broadcasts live weekly on KTCU FM 88.7 and is available as a podcast free from iTunes.