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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Marvel Super Hero...Make that Super Saint

Sometimes you just need a saint. (I'm sure you understand, Spidey.) In 1980 Marvel Comics issued a special comic book telling the life story of one of the most recognized and revered saints, Francis of Assisi. Featuring art penciled by legendary Marvel artist John Buscema (perhaps best known for his art of The Avengers, Silver Surfer and Conan the Barbarian), this one-shot comic was published in honor of the 800th anniversary of the birth of this gentle "troubadour of God." Thought I'd run the cover of this unique Marvel comic today, as October 4 is the date honoring St. Francis of Assisi. Watch your local news for stories of animals being blessed in your community, as Francis is well known as the patron saint of all creatures large and small—in other words, he's not exactly Conan the Barbarian.

3 comments:

Doug said...

Speaking of religious Marvel comic books - there is a great song by Jewish lesbian folksinger Phranc called "Caped Crusader" about the infamous Pope John Paul II comic book...here's the opening lyrics...

"When Pope John Paul II was in Japan...he read a comic book there, about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, and said the Pope 'I think there should be - a comic book about me, so let's call up Stan Lee."

John Simon C said...

hai im from india! please send me download link of this comics if you have. we tamil speaking christians need to know his story through comics. thanks.

Jim said...

John, I own this comic but I don't know of any place you can read this comic online. I have seen it for sale online at eBay. Sorry I can't be more of a help.