Superhero Spirituality: 7 Life Lessons from Great Comic Book Teachers

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Superhero Spirituality: 7 Life Lessons from Great Comic Book Teachers

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man By Paul Asay

Forget what Tina Turner sang: We do need another hero. Several, actually, judging from the number of comic book stories-turned-blockbusters over the past few years--not to mention to upcoming "Iron Man 2" (May 7) and "The Green Hornet" (January 14, 2011).

Sure, these superhero flicks make for good popcorn fare. But lately, our on-screen champions have peddled more than cool costumes and CGI wizardry. They form a crucible for how the rest of us grapple with adversity, morality, and faith.

Here's a rundown of Beliefnet's Super Seven--and what they teach us.

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