The model of the comic strip world influencing the real world and vice-versa might account both for the infusion of religion into comic strips and the controversial reputation of comics. Even if the young Siegel and Shuster could not defend their relatives in the Holocaust with guns and planes, they were able to use their cartoons to fight back, to create larger than life superheroes or demigods, who could judge and punish accordingly. But comics were not mere child's play. The great propagandists in Hitler and Mussolini recognized the power of the images, and banned Superman strips (interestingly, they also found Superman to be a Jew), though Mussolini could not bring himself to ban all comics in Italy, so he pardoned his favorite, Mickey Mouse.
I have already explained that in my mind the Golden Age Superman was Jewish, and he certainly had an entirely different code of ethics than his modern counterpart (not necessarily due to his religion). So really, there's nothing more I can add here.
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Thanos, also known as the "Mad Titan", is one of the most powerful, insane and evil of all villains in the universe, created by Jim Starlin and debuting in 1973 in an issue of Iron Man and continuing to terrorize the entire universe and beyond up to the modern era. His popularity as a supervillain is seen in his ability to hold a large presence both in mainstream comics and his own series while also being seen in a large array of products ranging from videogames to toys and cartoons (though his nature is toned down in some of the cartoons, for obvious reasons). Thanos' transgressions have brought him into contact with many Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Silver Surfer. However, Thanos is notorious for being a major adversary of the Avengers and the archenemy of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Chuck Dixon: To paraphrase George Foreman, "I think Christ and comics are a GREAT combination." I've always been disturbed by the portrayal of religious figures in comics. They're usually portrayed just this side of Dr Doom. I was guilty of it a few times in my own career (at least one time, anyway). But I think I've made it right over the past few years with postive religious figures in the comics. I don't go too heavy with it 'cause these characters aren't mine. But a belief in God is certainly evident with many of the folks I write and religion is a part of their world as well as a consistant morality. It's a "dirty little secret" that many folks in comics are devoutly religious. Some of the most devoted people I've met have been in this field. Wrong or right, when I was a kid Batman and Tarzan were role models for me along with Jesus. I don't see any reason why I can't include Him in my work.
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In Detective Comics #599, part of the 3-part "Blind Justice" story arc that commemorated Batman's 50th anniversary, flashbacks about Batman's training in the Orient show him studying under Chinese and Japanese spiritual/martial arts teachers, both speak in Buddhist language, referring to "the Way" (the Eight-Fold Path), seeking "enlightenment" and "enduring suffering." Bruce Wayne states that during this time he was not just training martial arts, but was studying "Eastern mysticism" and seeking "spiritual discipline." In addition to studies with Japanese and Chinese masters, Bruce also studied in Korea and Thailand. This gave Bruce Wayne exposure to a broad cross-section of world Buddhism, encompassing most of the religion's major branches. Mahayana Buddhism is predominant in China, Japan and Korea, while the older Theravada Buddhism is practiced in Thailand. Other comic book stories as well as the movie Batman Begins (2005) make it clear that Batman studied in Tibetan, where he was exposed to Tibetan Buddhism (or Vajrayana Buddhism), typically regarded as the third most significant branch of contemporary Buddhism (although sometimes classified as a subset of Mahayana Buddhism). Images and further details about Bruce Wayne's Buddhist studies are shown .
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Actualy, it reveals where those consumer bases have already been polarized and fractured. And it's only bad for business if your business model doesn't take controversy into consideration - which is likely if your attempting to either extend or utilize polarity; that is, the polarity itself is part and parcel to your business model. Like in an organized religion, or political party, for example. The media, on the other hand, should ALWAYS be ready for controversy, to be able to reliably describe (and even affect) the culture it's a part of.