BELOW: Ethan Edwards asks Peter Parker if he has prayed today: New star reporter Ethan Edwards is a direct Superman parody who J. Jonah Jameson has partnered with Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man). Edwards is a deeply, sincerely religious Protestant Christian. Seeing that Peter Parker looks a little down, he asks his co-worker if he has prayed. Ethan adds, "I don't know if you're religious, or what your faith is, but you'd be surprised what a little faith would do."
Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14 (July 2005): "Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two", pg. 10, panels 4-6. Written by Reginald Hudlin. Art by Billy Tan, Jon Sibal. See also: faith; prayer; religious (the word "religious"); Protestant; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Ethan Edwards
BELOW: Spider-Man prays with Superman: Well, almost. The new star reporter at the Daily Bugle is a direct Superman parody. Deeply religious, he pulls his co-worker Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) into a closet in order to pray to the Lord. Ethan is secretly arranging an opportunity to use his healing powers on Peter, but his deep religiosity and his sentiments about prayer are sincere, as seen in the following issues. Ethan tells Peter, "Open your heard to the Lord." Ethan also advises, "Don't underestimate the power of prayer, Peter." A fascinating reveal comes at the end of Marvel Knights Spider-Man #18: Reed Richards researched Ethan Edwards extensively and found that the ability to heal others was NOT among the powers he had been imbued with by his father. The last page of issue #18 reveals that Ethan's power to heal really did come from prayer.
Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14 (July 2005): "Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two", pg. 11, panels 1-7. Written by Reginald Hudlin. Art by Billy Tan, Jon Sibal. See also: God; prayer; Protestant; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Ethan Edwards
BELOW: Hershel Greene suggests that Rick should pray for his son:
Rick: Thanks, Mister, I really--
Hershel: Name's Hershel Greene. Don't thank me just yet. Your time would be better put to use praying for the boy. I ain't had a prayer answered in a good solid few months... So I figure we're about due for something good.
Source: The Walking Dead #10 (July 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 4", pg. 7, panel 6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: prayer; Protestant; Rick Grimes; Hershel Greene
BELOW: Hershel Greene buries three of his children and marks their graves with crosses: When Hershel Greene tried to herd a wandering zombie into his barn, the zombies already in the barn (including his zombified son Shawn) escaped and attacked. Hershel's eldest son Arnold and his eldest daughter Lacey were both killed by the attacking zombies. Rick Grimes and his band of survivors help Hershel kill all of the zombies. Afterward, Hershel buries Arnold, Lacey and Shawn. He marks each grave with a simple wooden cross.
Source: The Walking Dead #11 (Aug. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 5", pg. 21, panels 2-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: cross; kneeling; Protestant; Hershel Greene; Lacey Greene; Arnold Greene; Shawn Greene