Italian Artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri Imagines Saints As Superheroes [Art]
And here’s her son Jesus, cosplaying as Captain America:
“Do you think this ‘A’ stands for Nazareth?” Well, it doesn’t. Nazareth begins with an ‘N’. It stands for “America,” which begins with an “A.”
Here we see Saint Anthony dressed as a Franciscan Batman, and holding the Christ Child, who is swaddled in Robin’s costume:
Saint Anthony is traditionally depicted not only holding the Christ Child, but also holding an open book. Perhaps, in this case, The Black Casebook.
It’s been a while since I attended Catholic school, but I’m pretty sure this is Saint Joseph and the Christ Child, now dressed like Superman and… Super-Baby?
I think I prefer this to the “New 52″ Superman costume redesign.
This version of Reed Richards is a heavily modified version of an unknown saint statue, as is this statue of St. Pio of Pietrelcina made to resemble Spider-Man.
And here’s a Incredibles inspired new look for the Holy Family:
You can see a few more of Palminteri’s super-saints here.