The Avengers Get Judge-mental

Warm up the cash registers and credit card swipe machines. The Avengers: Age of Ultron will roar into theaters this Friday, and I think its weekend will look a little like founding member Hulk: big and green. I’m eagerly awaiting Adam Holz’s review on Marvel’s latest blockbuster (it’ll land on the site later tonight). But in the meantime, I thought I’d offer some preliminary thoughts on the Avengers—particularly how their exploits contain, for me, just a whiff of the Old Testament. Now, I’ve written a lot about superheroes here and elsewhere over the years, and in my new book, Burning Bush 2.0: How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet, I spend a chapter talking about how superheroes follow a divine call a little like we all do. They (and we) are chosen...

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