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, Jonathan Sibal. See also: faith; prayer; religious (the word "religious"); Protestant; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Ethan Edwards
BELOW: Eddie Brock ("Venom") was moved by Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" to renounce villainy, sell The Symbiote, and donate the money to charity: The Terrible Tinkerer conducts an auction for super-villains in which Eddie Brock is auctioning off the alien symbiote that transforms him into Venom - selling the symbiote to the highest bidder. Note how Mysterio questions whether Eddie Brock's actions are truly "Christ-like." It is not every day you see a super-villain question whether somebody's actions are "Christ-like." But Eddie Brock's spiritual motivations in this case are very sincere, and hearken back to the earliest beginnings of this Catholic character, who first merged with The Symbiote after a sincere prayer in a Catholic church. Note how the Tinkerer refers to Eddie Brock's "crisis of faith." This term is usually used to describe as a period of doubt that causes one to question one's beliefs. In this case, Eddie Brock has come to doubt his life as a villain, and is actually turning back to his religious faith.
Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 23, panels 2-4. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson. See also: charity; Christ-like; faith; repentance; crisis of faith; Catholic; Venom (Eddie Brock); Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason); The Symbiote; Mysterio (Daniel Berkhart); Mel Gibson