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Brian Andersen Brings First Gay Mormon Superhero to Comics
Brian Andersen Brings First Gay Mormon Superhero to Comics
Just funded on Kickstarter, The Stripling Warrior is a new superhero character created by Brian Andersen and James Neish. A gay Mormon hero, the character is a personal project for Andersen, who is himself gay and a Mormon --- and also, perhaps, a hero. The series follows Sam Shepherd, who is approached on his wedding night by the Angel Abish --- one of the few named female characters in the Book of Mormon --- and asked to become the Hand of God on Earth. The Mormon Church has a reputation for not being accepting of homosexuality, making this a comic that directly addresses some quite powerful taboos within the religion. Coming from Brian's own personal experiences, this seemed like a project well worth exploring further, so we spoke to him about how it came together, and why he wanted to tell this story.
Sean Murphy’s ‘Punk Rock Jesus’ Asks All The Right Questions [Review]
Sean Murphy’s ‘Punk Rock Jesus’ Asks All The Right Questions [Review]
They say two things you should never discuss in polite conversation are religion and politics. It used to be sex, religion, and politics, but we all have raging porn addictions now, so, realistically, that topic is no longer off limits. But in business, at the dinner table, in barbershops and bars, the maxim holds that the latter two subjects remain taboo: to maintain civil discourse, one should n
Spanish Humor Magazine ‘Kidnapped’ by Printer for Anti-Pope Content
Spanish Humor Magazine ‘Kidnapped’ by Printer for Anti-Pope Content
Another day, another religiously persecuted comic. Following last week's outcry over the Islam-inspired superhero cartoon "The 99" and numerous incidents of violence against cartoonists critical of Muslim extremists, a Spanish magazine has been (perhaps unlawfully) shelved by its printer for its unfavorable comment about a state visit by the Pope Benedict XVI...
Hooded Founder Of Jedi Religion Accuses Supermarket Of Discrimination
Hooded Founder Of Jedi Religion Accuses Supermarket Of Discrimination
The hooded Jedi look made popular by the late Alec Guinness in "Star Wars: A New Hope" may meld into the scenery of a comic book convention, but its decidedly less popular with Welsh grocery store management. The Guardian reports that Daniel Jones aka Morda Hehol, the founder of International Church of Jediism, was asked by Tesco employees in Wales to remove his hood while shopping in th