CHARTERHOUSE. 'Superpope' Flies Again, February 11, has obviously not come across the same comic company's version of the life of Saint Francis of Assissi, 'Francis, Brother of the Universe'.
Interestingly the copyright notice of that issue tells us that any resemblance between 'the drawings in this magazine' and the saint 'is purely co-incidental', and that presumably also applies to the dialogue and narrative, in which is depicted all All-American boy who 'knows how to show his friends a good time'. and Clare's family doing the impossible (They became paralysed and had to go home).
It is however modern in the way clergy wear what they want when they
want — the bishop in cope all the time. priests ditto in chasubles; and there is the fashionable confusion between feeling good and being gnod of find ing self and finding God.
As the same copyright notice tells us that Marvel Comics Group now owns the copyright in the saint's name, I sign myself in fear and trembling (illegal action.
Francis Hertzberg Cheshire.
P.S. Whilst it would take too long to correct John Ryan's deficient ecclesiology, both Western and Eastern, he should know better than to omit Harris Tweed's moustache, or change the Boy's hairstyle (illustration to Splash Down in Paphos, same issue).