A. David Lewis explores The Superhero Afterlife


Religion and pop culture collide in A. David Lewis’s surprisingly accessible examination of heaven and hell, salvation and damnation in perhaps the most unexpected of media—superhero comics. From Fantastic Four to Promethea, Lewis traces the idea of the afterlife, our notions of selfhood, and nothing less than the meaning of life (and death) through the pages of a uniquely American genre.

The Superhero Afterlife: American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion is now available for purchase on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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