LDS Superheroes Take on Utah Stereotypes in New Comic Book

Writing about the LDS faith as an outsider can be tricky; pop culture is rife with mocking representations of members. So, imagine the minefield that local artist Chris Hoffman is wading through as he launches his comic book Salt City Strangers, featuring an all-LDS superhero team.

“Utah and members of the church don’t get a fair shake in modern comic books,” says Hoffman. “Godzilla was here once, tearing down the Church building. One of She Hulk’s secretaries in her office is LDS.”

Hoffman came to the idea because of an offhand comment made by movie critic Roger Ebert in a review of the film Constantine.

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