Superheroes: Truth or Myth?

It is no secret that we live in a terrifying world. Evil seems to be overcoming good at an alarming rate. The world is looking for someone to rescue us from ourselves and the destruction we seem to be bringing on ourselves. Even as Christians who have read the end of the Book, it is encouraging to read or watch a story where good wins and evil is destroyed, even if just for now. We long for God to take the brokenness of life and set things right.

J.R.R. Tolkien believed stories were powerful ways to understand how the world works. “Myths, far from being lies, [are] the best way of conveying truths which would otherwise be inexpressible. `We have come from God [continued Tolkien], and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of true light, the eternal truth that is with God.`”

What splintered fragment of true light can be found in the modern day myth of the superhero? Let’s take a look at what we can learn from the three most famous DC superheroes.


Kathleen Notes: It`s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of comic books, Wonder Woman in particular. The author talks about how Jesus used parables to teach. Can comic book heroes be used as a tool to help people to gain understanding and meaning in life?

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