The Gospel of Superman??

     

 

Stephen Skeleton author of "The Gospel According to the World’s Greatest Superhero" interviewed Bryan Singer (director of Superman Returns) last December. The interview was focused on finding similarities between the Superman mythos and biblical figures like Moses and Jesus Christ. The interview in its entirety can be found here.

Now I haven’t had a chance to read the book or really find out why Skelton is drawing these parallels. But to me it seems ridiculous to make such comparisons. I mean why ruin a great American icon by bringing in religious symbols. Can’t Superman be just a superhero and not hold any divinity?? I can see where Skelton finds these similarities and I won’t deny that there are some. But I don’t think that Joe Shuster and Jerry Seigal (Superman’s creators), being two Jews from Cleveland intended on telling a story of a Christ figure…do you?

     

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