Old 7th April 2005, 16:10   #1
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Pope reborn as superhero in Colombian comic

Reuters
Apr. 6, 2005 12:00 AM


BOGOTA, Colombia, April 5 (Reuters) - Pope John Paul II is being reborn in a Colombian comic book as a superhero battling evil with an anti-Devil cape and special chastity pants.

The first episode of the "Incredible Popeman" is about to go on sale in Colombia and shows the late Polish pontiff meeting comic book legends such as Batman and Superman to learn how to use superpowers to battle Satan.

"The pope was a real-life superhero, of flesh and blood," said Colombian artist Rodolfo Leon, a non-practicing Catholic who has been working on the comic book for about a year.

Like any self-respecting superhero, the Incredible Popeman has a battery of special equipment. Along with his yellow cape and green chastity pants, the muscular super-pontiff wields a faith staff with a cross on top and carries holy water and communion wine.

In the comic book, the pope dies and is reborn with superpowers beyond the infallibility Catholic doctrine gave him on Earth.

Leon said he was saddened by the death Saturday of John Paul II, whom he admired. The artist worried some people might be offended by such a revered figure becoming a comic book hero, but said the reception so far has been good.

Apart from predominantly Catholic Colombia, the book will be sold in Poland and publishers in Mexico, Canada and the United States have expressed interest, Leon said.

He also plans to produce Incredible Popeman action dolls.

"He isn't John Paul II any more," Leon said. "From now on, he's the Incredible Popeman."

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Old 7th April 2005, 17:18   #2
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wow. How many people are insulted? Far too many, in my opinion.

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Are you all tuning into Pope Idol this Saturday, 8pm, ITV2 to see who the next pope will be?

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Old 8th April 2005, 04:30   #4
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that's bizarre.
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Old 8th April 2005, 05:01   #5
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They had a slightly different article on it in the paper here, with a black and white image of Popeman from the comic, and he looked a lot different from the image you have there. The story is true but that image might be fake (I rather hope it is).
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Old 8th April 2005, 05:07   #6
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the title of "Homopater" is not going to transfer well into the english speaking realm.
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Old 8th April 2005, 06:35   #7
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This is a much tougher Pope.
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that is so wrong in so many different levels.

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Old 8th April 2005, 09:52   #9
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He's looking beefy...

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I always loved that second pic, but I feel bad about using the joke pics like that now he's died. Even if I'm not religious or anything, I feel somehow disrespectful now. It'll wear off though.
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I must admit thats quite some bad taste you have there, i think he should be left to rest in peace.

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I reckon that 2nd pic is pretty damn funny.




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