"Comic Book Character is a thoughtful analysis of how comics have both reflected and shaped our culture. It teaches us that comic book heroes and their villains are not mere entertainment, but they reflect our own individual struggles with significance, purpose, identity, justice and other transcendent values that define who we are as human beings in God's universe. But Zimmerman's writing is also fresh, witty, conversational. Zowie! As a matter of fact, it kinda reads like a comic book." Brian Godawa, screenwriter and author of Hollywood Worldviews
Power and responsibility. Truth and justice. Never-ending vigilance against the doers of evil. These themes permeate comic book superhero stories in print, on movie and television screens, and throughout popular culture. With classic characters being reconceptualized for emerging generations, superheroes have returned to the public eye and are enjoying new heights of popularity.
Exploring the complex personas of characters like Superman and Batman, Spider-Man and the X-Men, Zimmerman unveils their cultural significance as models of moral character, virtue and heroism. Ultimately, placing comic book stories in dialogue with the Christian story sheds light on who we are, what we value and how we live.
Comic Book Character calls true believers everywhere to integrity, mission and transformation. Come discover what it means to be a hero!