Graphic Mythology: Astro City Pantheon

Actually, I have described a partial pantheon of Astro City characters I cherry-picked for the purposes of my blog. Though I have praised this series in the past, I need to emphasize that this does not mean that I approve of everything it contains. Their are some characters and stories that I find objectionable due to my Christian orientation, but I this has not prevented me from reading them and at least learning how another writer thinks about various topics. Various people have various levels of tolerance when it comes to this sort of thing, and part of the reason I have read the graphic novels to which I am alluding in this series is that I want to know how a growing segment of our population thinks and what it likes. Anything should be read critically and with discernment as to quality of thought. Having said this, here is a visual review of the characters about whom I have posted:

Winged Victory

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The Crossbreed (Noah, Mary, Peter, Daniel, David, and Joshua)

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The Confessor

The Confessor and Altar Boy

The Hanged Man

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Hellsignor

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Cleopatra

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The Pale Horseman

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This list is far from complete, and further reading of the series fills in more back stories in bits and snatches. There are other prominent characters who have superpowers but who do not seem to fit the mythological theme of my blog. More next week…

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5 thoughts on “Graphic Mythology: Astro City Pantheon”

  1. I agree. My faith doesn’t usually get into my way of enjoying something like this unless a writer gives me a very good reason not to. Sometimes people need to understand that this is fiction and not everything written is meant to be taken literal nor it has to hold any meaning to the real world.

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