"How well do you know God?" That question can kick up a gigantic dust storm in the spiritual realm. When Martin asks Chelsea this question Spiritman is forced to battle toe to toe with the spiritual forces of wickedness. Now you can follow the story panel by panel, in print or on line.
Who am I really? What am I worth? How can God possibly use someone as insignificant as me? These are questions that many have asked throughout the centuries of man’s existence, and fifteen year old Martin Taylor is no different. A bitter feeling of insignificance blinds Martin from seeing who God made him to be. When the spiritual world and the physical world begin to collide, Martin is awakened to his true destiny, and he begins to see himself through God’s eyes, a spiritual warrior in the armor of God, born to this age for a special purpose, to be a part of God’s army in the buildup to the final showdown of good and evil.
Written By Scott A Snyder And Illustrated By Everett Paul Burris
Genre - Christian Superhero Comics
Comic Book Issue 3 - Unseen Forces
Setting - Des Moines, IA
The answer is simple. A follower of Christ whose powers come from God. So why not just say christian superhero? Those who have a working knowledge of the faith understand that humility is a virtue. They also understand that people are flawed and thus deserving of a humble attitude. Meanwhile, superheroes seem to have it all together. They overcome obstacles using their own great powers and have no apparent reason to be humble. The whole concept of a christian superhero is difficult to embrace. Yet superhero stories continue to offer inspiration to audiences of imperfect people. What if the idea of a larger than life, perfect person is an incorrect description of the superhero?
In the beginning our superhero is a person who goes about life in an average way. Not very useful or effective. Then the landscape changes around him. His ordered world is thrown into chaos. Nothing is as it was before. The rules have changed and now the average, useless and ineffective person has become just the right person - the one God chooses. A christian superhero is really just a very flawed person that is used by God in His mighty power.
Martin talks to Chelsea about God while Martin's christian superhero persona engages in battle with a demonic entity.
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Everett Paul Burris, the Spiritman illustrator, will be at Fallcon in the Twin Cities. This is a one day convention put on by the Midwest Comic Book Association. October 8 at the State fairgrounds. Stop by to get a free comic!
We are still working out the details for the Midwest Comicon. I am thinking that we will be there. The dates are November 5 and 6 at the IA Event Center in Des Moines.