Come meet the authors of the exciting new 42 Day Devotional for Nerds everywhere! Eric Anderson and Nathan Marchand take time to sit down with us and give us the origin story of their devotional series 42.
I have to be honest. I didn't think I would be writing this article. When I saw the trailer of Titans where Robin gave his now infamous line expressing what he thought of Batman, I assumed this was the same song, different verse. DC was once again trying to take iconic, hope-inspiring superheroes and make them dark and gritty. Yes, Batman is gritty, and yes, people like that about him. But it seems DC is beginning to think that is the only way to have a good superhero story--make it more like Batman. Not that I agree with or appreciate Robin's choice of words, but I was beginning to feel the sentiment he expressed.
Unfortunately, in this day in age, there just aren't many mainstream superheroes that are truly geared towards a faith-based crowd. Sure, we have a "Christian" superhero in Daredevil, whose Catholic faith creates interesting plot points. And we have "moral" superheroes in pre-Secret Empire Captain America and DC Rebirth's version of Superman (who really is just a return to the classic Superman). But genuine, Scripture-quoting, "In Jesus Name" praying, Holy Spirit filled superheroes are a sad absence in most if not all major comic book companies.