Superman is sometimes spoken of as being "Jewish." This may be an attempt to honor the fact that the writer and artist who created the character were Jewish.
However, no textual support exists in any of the published comics, novels, films or TV series episodes to support the notion that the Above: Influential Superman writer/artist John Byrne rather overtly invoked the character's strongly Protestant Christian background in this scene.
Superman has, however, occasionally visited clergymen of various Christian denominations for purposes of counsel, guidance, or confession. (This funeral is for Larry Lance, who was the husband of Superman's JSA teammate Dinah Lance, a.k.a.
As an adult, Superman has been depicted many times praying. #s 848-849 (June-July 2007, written by Fabian Nicieza) proivde a good overview of many of Superman's feelings about religion in contemporary comics. The very gods who were worshipped for centuries by countless thousands . "Black Canary." Larry was killed trying to protect his wife from an attack by the space-creature Aquarius.) [Image source: comic book panel posted at Elliot S!
As Clark later told his wife, Lois Lane, he stopped attending services becaues he "knew too much about their lives -- their problems -- their lies...
[he] was afraid" that he might lose his faith in people.
So he decided to distance himself from such close-contact, frequent congregational worship and put his faith in "the best that humanity has to offer" (, the adult Clark Kent continued to visit and consult with the minister at his family church, even after he had begun his career as Superman.
This does not mean, however, that the adult Superman attends weekly church services (he does not).
I've fought against and alongside beings who call themselves "New Gods" as well as "old gods" of Greek myth . He has written two Superman novels (Last Son Of Krypton and Miracle Monday, both which are currently out of print) as well as numerous other stories, articles, interviews and projects. Bruce and Batman are both Episcopalian and I said so in the text though it was edited out erroneously. Superman is something else, but I never did buy all that Kryptonian "Great Rao" nonsense.Curt Swan, one of the best-known and most influential Superman artists, was raised Presbyterian but also attended Methodist churches while growing up (see: With the publication of Maggin also said that Superman adheres to "a Kryptonian-based belief system centered on monotheistic philosophy." There is widespread agreement that, based on the lack of any depiction of congregational membership or church activity in his comic stories, Superman has not been a regular churchgoer as an adult.You can find me on most popular social websites under the user name "Mohatility" youtube | facebook | twitter | blogger | | Google page | Google Profile | | pinterest | hi5| myspace | tumblr | Webs etc...TV series - More about Superman's Kryptonian religious beliefs - Additional published excerpts from Superman comics illustrating the character's religious background - The wedding of Clark Kent and Lois Lane - Batman asks Superman about his death and subsequent resurrection - Additional articles about Superman's Jewish roots - Superman as Nietzsche's - Additional articles about Superman's religious affiliation - Superman's politics - Discussion and opinion - Related Articles on Other Websites Superman is the archetypal costumed super-hero.Many writers and fans believed this denominational affiliation best captures and explains the character as he has been portrayed over the years.For example, popular comic book writer Mark Millar () has written that Superman is a Methodist.Instead of being , he is raised during the cold war with an appreciation for Karl Marx and a devotion to Comrade Stalin.Instead of making his big trip to the fictional New York of Metropolis, he makes his way to Moscow to become not only the darling of the 1950s communist elite, but also the country's primary defence initiative...Children of immigrant Jews, Siegel and Shuster were not unlike many in their generation in their desire to fit in to the general population.The creation of Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent was a manifestation of the desire by Siegel and Shuster to "pass" in mainstream population and also to assert control in a world that had often left them feeling powerless, such as when Siegel's father was murdered.