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Lanzendörfer, Tim. "Superheroes, Social Responsibility, and the Metaphor of Gods in Mark Waid and Alex Ross’s Kingdom Come." Comics – Bilder, Stories und Sequenzen in religiösen Deutungskulturen. Eds. Jörn Ahrens, Frank Thomas Brinkmann and Nathanael Riemer. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. 143–62. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Lanzendrfer2015
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Keywords: "Kingdom Come", Ethics, Religion, Ross. Alex, Superhero, USA, Waid. Mark
Creators: Ahrens, Brinkmann, Lanzendörfer, Riemer
Publisher: Springer VS (Wiesbaden)
Collection: Comics – Bilder, Stories und Sequenzen in religiösen Deutungskulturen
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Some decades ago, Umberto Eco, in The Myth of Superman, pointed out the paradoxical nature of the all-powerful superhero. “Superman,” Eco notes, “is practically omnipotent;” consequently “one could expect the most bewildering political, economic, and technological upheavals in the world” from Superman – or any other ‘practically’ omnipotent superhero. But no such transformations occur in the narratives.
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