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Atheist Saviors

There’s a joke in the now-infamous “Super Best Friends” episode of South Park, where the Lincoln Memorial comes alive and begins wreaking havoc. So, the heroes ask, how do you kill a giant, stone Abraham Lincoln?

The answer: A giant John Wilkes Booth. Obviously.

Well, the Reddit commentators at the Atheism subreddit are having a lively (and quite enjoyable) conversation along the same lines — How do you kill a viral, living religious force (aka Allgod)?

With virile, living atheist superheroes, of course!

 

Marvel Boy and Fantomex from THE LIST: WOLVERINE

Spinning out of the pictured sequence between Marvel Boy (aka Noh-Varr) and Fantomex (aka Weapon XIII), the discussion delves into how both characters and readers view gods (or “gods”) in the superhero genre. And it leads to some excellent observations and quotables, including Wolverine being a misotheist and God looking like Stan Lee.

Worth checking out!

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Jewish-American Literature: The Graphic Novel offered at University of Texas El Paso

James Bucky Carter, founder of the SANE Journal (i.e. Sequential Art in Narrative Education), recently announced that the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) would be offering his special section of ENGL3327: Jewish American Literature in the Fall 2011. Specifically, Carter’s course will focus on the graphic novel:

I’m not Jewish, but there is a rich backlog of texts and articles dealing with comics-and-judaica connections. What an exciting challenge to put together a course list and to have to choose from all the great comics and graphic novels out there!

Expect to see — for sure! — a lot of Eisner and Sturm, some Spiegelman, Crumb’s Genesis, some Superman comics, some Stan Lee, probably some Kominsky-Crumb.

On Facebook, Carter also noted that the course may include The Golem’s Mighty Swing and the possibility of The Rabbi’s Cat and MAUS.