The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
superhero in Marvel's New Universe line
Captain Manhattan was a Christian superhero introduced in Marvel's "New Universe" title D.P.7. The character was not introduced until D.P.7 issue #30, and the series ended with issue #32. Suffice it say, the character did not have very many appearances, although issue #30 did feature him on the cover with the blurb: "Introducing Captain Manhattan!"
We do not yet know what branch of Christianity or denomination Captain Manhattan belonged to.
Captain Manhattan had telekinetic powers and (as his name implies) was based in Manhattan in New York City and acted as a protected for that borough.
After appearing in the final issues of D.P.7, Captain Manhattan later appeared in 3 issues of Quasar and an issue of Starblast that featured cross-over stories between the Marvel Universe and the New Universe.
From: Michael Hoskins, "Appendix: New Universe" page on "Marvel Guide: An Unofficial Handbook to the Marvel Universe" website (http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/newuniverse.html; viewed 11 June 2007):
Captain Manhattan Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Super-Hero, protector of Manhattan
Other Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: DP7
Cause of Powers: The White Event
Powers: Able to manipulate gravity, allowing him to fly and create force fields
First Appearance: DP7 #30
List of Appearances:
DP7 #30 (met DP7, fought the Para-Troop)
DP7 #31 (with Chrome, fought criminals)
DP7 #32 (with Chrome, investigated The Cure)
Quasar #31 (met Quasar)
Quasar #56 (met with Nightmask to deal with alien menace)
Starblast #4 (aided Quasar against Skeletron)
Quasar #57 (returned to Earth by the Living Tribunal)
From: "Christian Superheroes" thread started 30 August 1992 on rec.arts.comics newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics/browse_thread/thread/d4f9b151adf6039c/bca0d7673c1ff593; viewed 21 June 2006):
From: James A. Perreault
Date: Thurs, Sep 3 1992 10:49 am
Here are a couple of Christian superheroes that haven't been mentioned yet:
from DP7. Most notable was the Quasar issue where he prayed before intercepting a large falling object (which turned out to be Quasar).
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