In a turn of events, Peter soon discovered that with great power comes great responsibility when his uncle died at the hands of a mugger Peter could have stopped earlier.Whether a law is right or wrong, moral or immoral, is an idea, a personal philosophy...Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada has stated in his Joe Fridays column that Peter Parker is "most likely of Christian Protestant beliefs" ( Joe Fridays/New Joe Fridays28.html). I'd like to discuss what religious beliefs are favorite costumed hero's belong to. But beyond that, what do we know of superhero's beliefs?Religious affiliation has usually been a relatively taboo subject in mainstream superhero comics. I'm thinking of mostly the Marvel Universe, but you DC fans feel free to contribute as well... From: "Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters" forum discussion, started 10 March 2007 on "Brian Michael Bendis" part of "Comic Creator Boards" section of "Jinxworld Forums" website ( viewed 6 June 2007): Joe E , AM ASTONISHINGLY detailed site that delves into the religions of superheroes. Matt O'Keefe , AM For a lot of characters, religion shouldn't be mentioned.Characters in the comic books from major publishers such as Marvel and DC have traditionally exhibited an unrealistic lack of religious affiliation and religious identity. I think Peter Parker and Stever Rogers, (Spidey and Capt. Peter may be a lapsed church goer, but I always got the feeling that if Steve Rogers could find more time, he'd be in church every Sunday... Peter Parker would be less relatable to if they gave him one religion.Nevertheless, it has always been apparent that Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is from a Protestant Christian background. , PM Machina This is a discussion I've had several times with my friends, and usually I step out of it when it turns offensive. ) Thing to remember though that until recently, like the past decade, religion and talks of such were verboten in most main stream comic books. For example, I HATE that Kevin Smith established he had sex, just because I don't think it should have been said one way or another.but it always seems that fights over ideas skip over the barrier into the real world and become battles of real violence.
Using this to his advantage, he summoned his tentacles to return to him and escaped from prison.The popular Marvel Comics character Spider-Man was created by writer Stan Lee (who is Jewish) and artist Steve Ditko (who was a devout Objectivist from early in his work on the character). Peter asks Madame Web to conduct a seance so that he, his wife Mary Jane Watson, and MJ's aunt Anna Watson (an old friend of May's) can contact the spirit of the unconscious Aunt May and ask her to come back to them. [sic]" forum discussion started 18 July 2002 on "Toon Zone" website (Spider-Man has always been written as an essentially WASP-ish character (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant). t=41332; viewed ): , PM wonderfly What religion do superhero's [sic] belong to? After a lab explosion left him hospitalized, Otto awoke to find himself able to telepathically control them, Otto realized that with his new ability, and his already great intellect, he could be the best there is. Following Spider-Man's defeat of the Sinister Six, Octopus assembled another group of costumed underlings and established an undersea base. As Otto Octavius: Atomic Research Center Formerly Parker Industries, Hudson River, New York; Sims Tower, Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, Earth-3145; Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, Earth-13; Spider-Island Two, New York City, New York; Horizon Labs, New York City, New York; Beneath Battery Park, New York City, New York; Otto Octavius created mechanical tentacles to aid him with his nuclear work. However, Betty was visiting with May Parker at the time, who was also captured and taken hostage. Octopus treated May so kindly, though, that she remained blissfully unaware she had been kidnapped by the charming villain.