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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Jonathan Paul Christian
published by Christian Knight Comics
From: "Mr. Christian" PDF file/webpage in "Database Files" section of official Christian Knight Comics website (http://www.christianknightcomics.com/downloads/mrchristianfile1.pdf; viewed 2 May 2006):
From: "Christian Superheroes Comic Magazine #1" order page on official Christian Knight Comics website (http://www.christianknightcomics.com/christiansuperheroCM1.htm; viewed 2 May 2006):
Matthew 16: 24-27; Luke 10:19; Psalms 23:4; Exodus 14
Real Name: Jonathan Paul Christian
Occupation: Pastor of Covenant of Hope Community Church, Adventurer
Legal Status: U.S. Citizen with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Base of Operations: Northaven, Illinois
Group Affiliation: Justice For All
History: Jonathan Paul Christian was born into a Christian family and taught the values of the Holy Bible from an early age. Disillusioned after the horrific death of his friend, Elizabeth and her family by her psychopathic brother when he was 16, Jonathan became an atheist. Jonathan moved to Los Angeles for college and during those years, he began writing for a major newspaper, owned and operated by multi-billionaire Derrick Oliver III. Jonathan wrote and submitted columns that ridiculed God and those who believed in Him. When a fellow student named Linda Matthews challenged Jonathan to a debate on whether God exists, he was shocked by her presentation of evidence that proved God's existence, the bible's validity and the unconditional love of God. He found himself without any more questions. Linda answered them all. With Linda's help, Jonathan gave his heart to Christ and began attending a local church where after a few years he became a youth pastor. One night, shortly after moving to Northaven, a great metropolitan city near Chicago to help start a new church, Jonathan was approached by an angel named Ezekial. The angel gave Jonathan a choice: take hold of a staff that illuminated between them and be transformed into a warrior for God in the battle against evil or just walk away. After a moment of inner struggles and careful thought, Jonathan took hold of the staff and was transformed into Mr. Christian. Now a pastor and leader, Jonathan continues his crusade against injustice and evil.
Powers/Weapons: Mr. Christian can fire beams of light from his hands and fly at moderate speeds. He also has super-strength. His staff has unlimited uses of power but its use is dependent upon Mr. Christian's faith and trust in God.
Beginning with a childhood dream that occurs in 1939 and into the Origin of Mr. Christian, Christian Superheroes Comic Magazine #1 also features Desertwind... [and] The Armorbearer's origin... Christian Superheroes Comic Magazine #1 is 24 pages w/full color cover and b/w interior art by Torrence King and stories by Dwayne McNutt and Torrence King.
From: "The Christian Knight Comics Coloring Kit Volume 1" order page on official Christian Knight Comics website (http://www.christianknightcomics.com/christianknightcolor1.htm; viewed 2 May 2006):
24 Pages - Full Color Cover - B/W Interior Art
SALE PRICE: $3.95
The collection that started it all, The Christian Knight Comics Coloring Kit features 15 pages to color with a set of 8 crayons (red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, brown and black). An assortment of Christian Knight characters are showcased including Mr. Christian, Revelation, DesertWind, The Armorbearer and others. All feature biblical references and lessons about faith, wisdom and the power of God. Available with 15 single 8 1/2 x 11 b/w coloring pages with Full Color Cover. Includes 8 crayons and 15 pages within a protective magazine-size Polybag.
From "About Us" page on official Christian Knight Comics website (http://www.christianknightcomics.com/aboutus.htm; viewed 2 May 2006):
15 Pages - SALE PRICE: $3.95
Christian Knight Comics, a subsidiary of Exit Press, Inc. and publishers of Christian Superheroes Comic Magazine has been committed to publishing a new brand of comic books for readers and fans. Since 1998, with the publication of Christian Superheroes Comic Magazine #1, Christian Knight Comics and its various publications have become known for their great storytelling, excellent art and wonderful characters.
Christian Knight Comics continues to develop Christian Superheroes of various backgrounds and abilities that encourage readers to live for Christ and follow the teachings of the Holy Bible. Our Christian Superheroes combat evil in various forms: from would-be world conquerors to demons bent on warring against God. These characters, known as Super-villains, have been created to expose evil and anything that oppose the righteousness of God. This is our way of demonstrating the continuing struggle of "good vs. evil" and how Christians who face many problems can only conquer them by their faith in Christ.
The mission of Christian Knight Comics is quite simple: To encourage, inspire and educate Christians through our heroes and expose evil, sin and corruption through the villains in stories that are exciting, action-packed and informative. This mission statement has been a part of our enduring success throughout the years.
We here at Christian Knight Comics are committed to bringing hope and encouragement to the world through our line of comic books and publications. We welcome your comments, submissions and prayers.
To receive an Order Form or Catalog contact us at:
Christian Knight Comics, a division of Exit Press, Inc., P. O. Box 438681 Chicago, IL 60643-8631
From: "The Church of Superman" forum discussion started 19 June 2006 on the "James Randi Educational Foundation" website (http://www.randi.org/forumlive/showthread.php?t=58627; viewed 15 May 2007):
19th June 2006, 06:03 AM
The Church of Superman
Hmmmm... the "religious" affiliations of comic book characters. Huh?
19th June 2006, 08:32 AM
There is this guy called "The Atheist," who is listed as an agnostic!
...One more thing:
http://adherents.com/lit/comics/MrChristian.html [URL for a profile of a superhero named "Mr. Christian."]
So does this mean The Atheist is his archenemy?
Webpage created 2 May 2006. Last modified 15 May 2007.
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