Superhero Saints

I’ve been meaning to blog about this since it first turned up on Matthew Paul Turner’s blog (subsequently getting mentioned at IO9 and Greenflame). Superheroes are regularly situated at the intersection of religion and science fiction – see Steve Wiggins’ recent post on Alien Deities as one example – but not always quite as blatantly religiously as this.

Artist Igor Scalisi PalminteriĀ turned statues of religious figures into statues of superheroes. Click through to see the series, Hagiographies, on Palminteri’s Facebook page or via the links above. Below is just one sample. Do come back after you’ve seen more, and leave a comment to say whether you regard them as super, sacrilegious, both, or something else – and which of them you like best!

On a related note, what do you think the Church of Batmanism would say about them? Take a look at this video of a street preacher in England sharing his faith…and actually making some converts!

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HT Rod the Rogue Demon Hunter Formerly of Alexandria and IO9


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