Superman and the Crucified Christ

If we’re comparing Superman and Christ, let’s not ignore what seems a fairly blatant artistic reference in the current campaign for Superman Returns, to Salvador Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross (top) and Crucifixion (bottom):

Salvador Dali's 'Christ of St. John of the Cross'

Poster for 'Superman Returns'

Salvador Dali's 'Crucifixion'

(I’m not the first to note the similarity.)

I have just blogged a model essay for my second semester writing class where I make the case that there are echoes of Jesus in the whole Superman mythos. . . your visual examples are particularly compelling! Thanks. . . .

Sorry my link is to an older blog instead of my current one that echoes your reflection.

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