The Gospel of Superman
How the Superhero was Based on the Savior
“What we are giving people is the Christian message.”
—The writer of Superman: The Movie
“There were a lot of metaphors between Clark and Jesus.”
—The pilot director of Smallville
“Superman is the Jesus Christ of superheroes.”
—The director of Superman Returns
LOOK UP IN THE SKY, INDEED!
For followers of Christ and fans of Superman, the Gospel of Superman reveals how the Superman storytellers based Superman on Jesus Christ. For instance, did you know…
* the Superman story starts with a heavenly father sending his only son to save the Earth?
* and the father and Superman the son share the last name “El”—Hebrew for “God”?
* or that Superman’s earthly parents were originally named “Mary” and “Joseph”?
Well, that’s just the tip of the (Kryptonian) iceberg. With fascinating insights into the Superman comics, TV shows and movies, this eye-opening resource will spur discussion with friends and family about Christian meaning in the Superman saga—and how the Man of Steel actually champions the truth about the Super Man himself: Jesus Christ.