Alter Ego: John Henry Irons
Other Names: The Man of Steel; Henry Johnson
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 321
Comic Book Appearances: 312
TV, Film Appearances: 8
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1
Worked for: S.T.A.R. Labs
From: "Question for other atheists" forum discussion, started 6 March 2006 on the Comic Boards website (http://www.comicboards.com/dcb/view.php?rpl=060306142026; viewed 23 July 2007):
Posted by Hellstone on Monday, March 06 2006 at 14:20:26 GMT
re: "As noted in other discussions over the years they seem to bend over backwards to NOT assign denominations or faith statements to characters..."
Well, I think that goes for the "big 3" [Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman], for example. But many denizens of the DCU have expressed their religion explicitly, and I'm not just talking Wonder Woman and Kobra and Zauriel here... many more, have all stated their explicit beliefs...
Posted by Icon on Monday, March 06 2006 at 15:08:25 GMT
Many of those have their beliefs tied up in their powers or character. I'd have a much harder time saying what denomination (or absence of same) some of the more generically-themed characters are, like: Robin, Argent, Impulse..., Steel, Wonder Girl..., Joto, Hawkman..., Metamorpho, Captain Boomerang (Senior and Junior), and the like...
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