The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Heroes

Atheist comics

Spi­der-Man, he was appar­ent­ly a Protes­tant. The Hulk, a lapsed Catholic. Thor, a wor­ship­per of a Teu­ton­ic deity. The X‑Men, an assem­blage of Catholics and Epis­co­palians. And Stan­ley Lee, the cre­ator of these famous com­ic book fig­ures, he’s Jew­ish. If you’re a com­ic book fan with a thing for triv­ia, you can peruse this data­base of over 10,000 char­ac­ters and fig­ure out the reli­gious affil­i­a­tion of Bat­man and Won­der Woman, plus less­er-known char­ac­ters like Chameleon BoySwamp Thing, and Poi­son Ivy.

P.S. The crea­tures in the image above, they’re athe­ists, a cat­e­go­ry also tracked by this most thor­ough data­base.

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  • londeaux says:

    Need to update db. Thor is/was wor­shipped as a diety.

  • Eru says:

    ^um yeah but the Aesir at least accord­ing to Snor­ri orig­i­nate from Asia. of the many the­o­ries avail­able i pre­fer the the­o­ry that they came from Nepal. chose for your­self though.

  • Alexov says:

    Real­ly, some peo­ple have too much free time. Over 30,000 CARTOON char­ac­ters in a data­base with descrip­tions of the reli­gion of each of them???

    Does some­one have time to look through this list?

    It’s com­plete­ly nuts, that’s what it is! Some­where, some­one in the world must have baaaaaaad dreams at night, that’s for sure: is Thor a deity? Peo­ple actu­al­ly have THEORIES about such stuff?

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