New Book Reveals Secret History of Comic Heroes

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New Book Reveals Secret History of Comic Heroes

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In the new book "Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes," author Christopher Knowles examines the enormous influence religious, occult, magical beliefs and ancient mythology had on the creation of legendary characters like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Wolverine. Are superheroes becoming a new religion? What is the relationship between superheroes and the Occult? What influences shaped the modern superhero? Those questions and many others are explored in this 256 page novel.


Knowles has been a contributing writer/Associate Editor to "Comic Book Artist" magazine and "Jack Kirby Collector," has produced comics for Sirius and Radio Comix, illustrated and designed toy packaging for Toy Biz (including X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man and special collectors assortments) and is currently a freelance artist specializing in superhero licensing and merchandising.



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