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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Eve Eden
Nightshade
of the Suicide Squad and Shadowpact


Eve Eden, the superhero known as Nightshade in the DC Comics universe (originally a Charlton Comics character), is a Catholic.

From: Andrew A. Smith (Scripps Howard News Service), "Comics superheroes of many faiths", published 3 February 2000 in The Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/religion/446482.html; viewed 30 November 2005):

Other established Catholics in comics include... Eve (Nightshade) Eden and...

Nightshade From: "Nightshade II (Eve Eden)" page on "The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe" website (http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=nightshade2; viewed 23 December 2005):
The daughter of an American senator and a Queen of the otherdimensional Land of Nightshades, Eve Eden found she could travel between her two native dimensions and transform herself into a living shadow. Eve, a practicing Catholic, has often worked alongside the government, with King Faraday and Captain Atom as well as the C.B.I. and the Suicide Squad. The Squad accompanied her on a failed mission to save her native dimension from the evil Incubus and Succubus. Later, Nightshade joined the InterC.E.P.T., an organization devoted to fighting interdimensional menaces, while allowing her own dimension time "to heal". A later encounter with Jared Stevens a.k.a. Fate stripped her of her shadow powers and replaced them with enigmatic, spectral ones. Nightshade is seemingly no longer human, but still active as a hero. She was briefly active with the L.A.W. team.

First Appearance: Captain Atom Vol. 2 #82 (September 1966) [Charlton]

Discussion

From: "Any Christian Superheroes?" thread began 22 April 2004 on rec.arts.comics.dc.universe newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/browse_thread/thread/4e5839f075fecf76/8821b5db671e7ce1; viewed 20 June 2006):
From: Gustavo Wombat
Date: Thurs, Apr 22 2004 12:03 pm

I can't think of any major superheroes that strongly believe in any real faith, and that surprises me. Certainly not in the DC Universe. I think there are more minority superheroes than religious ones...


From: Brian Doyle
Date: Thurs, Apr 22 2004 12:36 pm

...Nightshade is also a Catholic, and regularly took confession with the priest assigned to the Suicide Squad.


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