Karen Davison

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Nonviolent Superheroes?

by Karen Davison 09-01-2004
Nonviolent Superheroes?

I was interested in your article reviewing comic books ("Holy Warrior Nuns, Batman!" by David Wade, July 2004). Whenever we have a comic or cartoon depicting a superhero fighting for the right against the bad guys, we are perpetuating what Walter Wink calls "the myth of redemptive violence." The prevalence of this myth is the reason the world cannot get over its obsession with war. The idea that