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He is clearly the most influential character in the comic book super-hero genre.
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.
Jonathan Kent, the father of Superboy, tells his son that he prayed for him during a recent crisis.
It is based on the very successful DC comic book mini-series KINGDOM COME by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. I think Superman is too humble to ask for things in prayer, but I think he prays by rote, and constantly, the way some of us talk to ourselves in the shower.
(It is well worth mentioning that Ross contributes a number of new painted illustrations to the Maggin novel! Sales have been steady for the Maggin novelization. I started at the beginning and went straight for the jugular.
This does not mean, however, that the adult Superman attends weekly church services (he does not).
Children of immigrant Jews, Siegel and Shuster were not unlike many in their generation in their desire to fit in to the general population.
[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.
Clark stopped attending church services when his super-hearing, X-ray vision and other super senses began developing.
As Clark later told his wife, Lois Lane, he stopped attending services becaues he "knew too much about their lives -- their problems -- their lies...
#850 (August 2007), for example, identifies Methodism by name as the denomination that Clark Kent and his mother attended.