The Way of the Comic Book
“The Way of the Comic Book,” an Adventures in Odyssey Club exclusive, is episode #937 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Abigail Geiger, and was originally released on April 1, 2022.
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- This is the 100th Adventures in Odyssey Club episode (not counting #824: “There and Back Again, Part 2b”).
- Dr. Herlinger is a reference to a previous actor of Whit Paul Herlinger
1. Do you have a favorite superhero? What makes that person special or worthy to be called a "hero"?
2. Buddy and Jay argued about the characteristics of a good villain. What's your opinion? Do you have a favorite bad guy? Read about our arch-nemesis in John 8:44, 1 Peter 5:8 and 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 11:13-15. [To be reassured of Satan's ultimate defeat, see 1 John 3:8 and Revelation 12:9-10, 20:10.]
3. What habits can help us live for Jesus and send the devil running (James 4:7)? Read Ephesians 6:10-18 to learn about the special armor that will protect us from any spiritual attack.
4. Buddy was eager to create comics, but Wooton said, "You have to master the basics first." When have you wanted to learn a new skill, only to discover that you had to start slowly and practice things that weren't much fun? What happened?
5. How did Buddy and Wooton respond differently when Jay said their villains were lame? How can James 1:19-20, Proverbs 15:1 and 1 Peter 2:23 help us keep our cool and honor God in the face of criticism? And why is prayer a good next step?
6. Can you recall a time when someone criticized you or something you created? How did that make you feel?
7. Sometimes it's necessary to correct others and offer constructive criticism. The key is how we do it. Discuss healthy and unhealthy ways to share hard truths, and how Proverbs 18:2 applies. If someone needed to correct you, how would you prefer that they do it?
8. In your own words, what is pride? How can holding onto it—like clinging to the exercise ball—keep us from growing and improving?
9. Imagine you're working on a creative project with some friends. On a scale of 1 to 10, how open are you to using the best ideas, no matter whose they are?
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