Superheroes’ Religious Affiliations Revealed!

There’s so much we doesn’t know.

Like that Kal-El is Jewish. Or that Batman’s an old school Presbyterian scold. Or that Spiderman’s half-Jew. Or that Wonder Woman’s a Congregationalist. You’d THINK Wolverine’s a Catholic, but he’s not. (Again, Pr

esbyterian.) Nightcrawler and Storm, we know, are Catholics. Phoenix was Episcopalian, and Dark Phoenix was Anglican. Daredevil: Catholic. The Thing, we know, is Jewish. Hulk’s a German Jew. Iron Man: Jew (Weirdly, I had a dream about that last night.)

Biggest shocker: Captain America’s white Nation of Islam, a Five Percenter.


Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).