Comic Book Series Featuring Atheist Superheroes Battling Supernatural Threats Now Available in Its Entirety

Last October, writer Justin Aclin and illustrator Nicolás Daniel Selma released the first of four issues of S.H.O.O.T. First, a comic book featuring atheists who “protect mankind from the supernatural threats that they do not believe in.” (They’re part of a team called the Secular Humanist Occult Obliteration Taskforce.)

I love the concept. As I wrote before:

It’s actually a very fascinating approach to the atheist conversation. We’ve said for a long time that doubt is the enemy of faith, that critical thinking can vanquish religious beliefs, and this graphic novel puts those ideas right at the center of a superhero-genre story.

If you missed the issues when they were first released, the entire first run of S.H.O.O.T. First is now available as a stand-alone book subtitled “Angels and Infidels.”

Aclin wrote on his blog:

… having held this book in my hands, I know that even if I never get published again (and at my most optimistic moments, I say, “Of course I will!”), I’ve put something out in the world that means something to me. Something that might even be able to mean something to other people that read it. And I count myself among the luckiest people in the world to be able to say that, and I have nothing but immense gratitude for all the people who helped make it happen, and especially to the people who put something of themselves in this book, too.

It’s a compelling story with characters we’re just not used to seeing in traditional comic books — so check it out and give Aclin an incentive to get to work on Volume Two 🙂

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