Holy superheroes! exploring faith & spirituality in comic books by Greg Garrett

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Published by Piñon Press in Colorado Springs, Co .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Religious aspects.,
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-190).

Book details

StatementGreg Garrett.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6712 .G37 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. ;
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3294352M
ISBN 101576835766
LC Control Number2004015198
OCLC/WorldCa55887429

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