Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name

Jesus of Nazareth, ישוע‎, ישו‎


(c.) 7–2 BC


(c.) 30–36 AD

Historical Background[]

Jesus is the central figure to Christianity, being considered the Messiah and the Son of God. His story is told in the Christian Bible. During His life as a carpenter, He taught about the way of God and preached forgiveness and salvation before being crucified (the cross is a symbol of Christianity because of this) to atone for the sins of the world. After a three-day death He was resurrected, thus defeating Satan. He then re-appeared to his disciples on Earth after His resurrection which ended in His ascension to Heaven. It is said that He will one day return to Earth to judge the living and the dead.

According to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, God existing in three coequal, coeternal, consubstantial divine persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons (hypostases) sharing one essence/substance/nature. According to Islam, He is the Messiah and a prophet.

Public Domain Appearances[]

All published appearances of Jesus from before January 1, 1929 are public domain in the US.

Some notable works featuring the Jesus are listed below:

Public Domain Literary Appearances[]

  • Christian Bible
  • Quran

Public Domain Comic Appearances[]

  • Santa Claus Funnies #1
  • Picture Stories from the Bible (New Testament) #1
  • Classics Illustrated Special Issue (1955 series) #129A - The Story of Jesus

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