The Avengers vs. the Christian Gospel

Avengers (comics)
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I stumbled across this today, from a Catholic website:

‘The Avengers’ and Friedrich Nietzsche

Joss Whedon’s “Avenger” films, the second of which has just appeared, work as a sort of antidote to Tolkien and Lewis, shaping the imaginations of young people so as to receive a distinctly different message than the Christian Gospel.

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One immediate problem I see with this contention is that the author pins it on writer-director Whedon and his atheism, when in fact Whedon didn’t just make this stuff up, but rather draws from well-established Marvel lore that predates him.

Anyway, discuss.