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The Religious Affiliation of
J. M. DeMatteis
comic book writer


J. M. DeMatteis is one of the comic book industry's most popular and respected writers.

J. M. DeMatteis is a convert to Hinduism. DeMatteis is a Meher Baba devotee. [Source: Meher Baba press release; http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/matteis.html] He is also a musician, and has released a CD of Baba-related music. See: http://www.oasiscd.com/dematteis/

J. M. DeMatteis is noted for his well-balanced, well-written, sensitive portrayals of religious characters in his comic book writing, and for his insightful and intelligent handling of religious themes.

Discussion

From: "Religion in Comics" newsgroup thread started 8 November 2000 on rec.arts.comics.dc.universe (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/browse_thread/thread/bf82d29e106e876b/02d87d0cafe5e091?tvc=2&q=religion+comics&hl=en#02d87d0cafe5e091; viewed 12 June 2006):
From: jonny3683
Date: Thurs, Nov 9 2000 12:00 am

...I don't recall any Buddhist or Hindu stories in comics.


From: gzywicki [Greg Zywicki]
Date: Fri, Nov 10 2000 12:00 am

You missed [J.M.] DeMatteis in the 80's then. There was a time when every one of his stories veered into obscure hinduism. Dr. Fate was the best example. Real shame too, because it overwhelmed what had started out as a very engaging book.


From: Kevin J. Maroney
Date: Fri, Nov 10 2000 12:00 am

...what deMatteis believes, and what his stories often concern, isn't Hindu per se; it's the religion of Meher Baba, which is an eccumenical blend of religions with large doses of both Hindu and Christianity.

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