Into the Spider-Verse

Let’s Show Some Love for the Ten Best Dads in Superhero TV and Movies

In real life, loving and supportive fathers run the gamut from fun-loving and goofy to serious and insightful, stay-at-home to daily commuters, biological to chosen, cis to trans, happy-go-lucky to dour and moody. But in superhero stories, dads tend to fall into one of three categories: emotionally distant, actually evil, or dead. Thor’s father Odin …

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Faithfully Magazine: What Can Superheroes Teach Us About Biblical Justice?

For Faithfully Magazine, I wrote about the possibility of Biblical Justice — a justice that welcomes others and restores the weak and downtrodden — in superhero movies. “[Superman: The Movie] captures so much of what we love about superhero movies: the fantasy that some inexplicable power will rescue us from certain calamity, that miracles arrive …

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How Superheroes Help Us Imagine a World Without Police

As people across the country grow increasingly aware of police brutality, systemic racism, and abuses of power, we’re hearing calls to abolish the police. To be sure, there is some disagreement about what that statement means, ranging from reduced funding and increased oversight to literal abolition. But more and more people are reassessing the need for …

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