So, earlier this week I decided to splurge because Amazon.com had an absurdly good price on one of my favorite movies: the original 1978 Superman with Christopher Reeve and the 2000 “special edition” with a few minutes of extra footage. The DVDs arrived today, so of course I had to watch them. No sooner do I finish watching the movie and some of the bonus stuff, when I cruise over to The Crescat’s blog and find this item:
Kat tags this “Art Behaving Badly” and asks, “Is it a sin to actually covet this?” I dunno, because I’m actually kind of attracted to the thing for the sheer geekiness of it. The more I think about this, the weirder it gets. Cap, Spidey, and Hulk all seem to be listening to Jesus. What is he saying to them? I can’t help imagining how church history might have been different if these guys had been around when Christ gave the apostles “The Great Commission,” (Mt. 28:19-20):
“Hulk Baptize! In name of Father, Son, Holy Spirit!”
I also wonder if there’s similar artwork featuring Jesus and the DC superheroes (A quick search of Google Images reveals there’s plenty of Jesus and Superman art, but much of it is even weirder and in more questionable taste than the item above). Just imagine what Jesus might have done with Supes among the Twelve:
“You’re going to Confession, Luthor, whether you like it or not!”
Sigh. It’s a weird, weird world we live in.