Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Absolutely Messianic Superman?

This is the cover illustration for the Absolute Edition of ALL-STAR SUPERMAN which ships in October (click to embiggen):
It's a great piece of work by Frank Quitely. But what is the message this image is trying to convey? Well, isn't it obvous? Absolute Superman = Messianic Figure!
For your convenience, I am providing a key quote from the Gospel According to Superman:
Kal-El answered,
"I am the American way
and the truth and the life.
No one comes to Justice
except through me."


Nielle said...

I have a Wiccan friend who has a really tough time watching any Superman movies for this very reason... the whole father/son messianic thing is TOO much for her. Wouldn't this tick off Christians as well since humans are making a false god? hmmmm

Brainwise said...

Kal-El is not a false god! ;)