Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Bibleman: Taking the fun out of the superhero genre

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May I introduce you to the least inspiring superhero of all time – Bibleman. Watch him "fight injustice with the word of God", tackling the arch villians of Fear, Disrespect, Laziness, Rage and Disobedience. In addition to videos there are also toys and, for any children with particularly cruel parents, a live-action tour.

In this clip, watch Bibleman battle one of his greatest foes – Doubt. Clearly Bible verses are insufficent weapons against the forces of evil, as our hero doubles up with some kind of knock-off lightsabre (does George Lucas know about this?)...

Needless to say, there's already a parody of Bibleman out there courtesy of American sketch show MadTV – take a look at Bibledude.

[Thanks Rob]