Has NOBODY ever thought of asking where is GOD in the Marvel Universe- one where mutants, mythological deities , artificial life forms( Vision, the original Human Torch , Jocasta) and various other metahuman entities both good, bad and ambiguous?
I'll answer this rhetorical question: He is alive and well and very much a part of the Marvel( and presumably its DC counterpart)Universe. Not only do several heroes and heroines( the late Nightcrawler of the X-Men, the FF's Invisible Woman and quite possibly the Human Torch, the Thing and Presumably in his own abtruse way, Mr Fantastic- not noted for conventional piety, Firebird and even baddies like the Punisher and the original Venom , Eddie Brock expressly believe in Him). Not only do we see the FF travelling or being transported to Mephisto's realm (which he unoriginally terms "Hell") but on one celebrated story, they even go to Heaven but meet God-in the shape of longtime FF artist Jack Kirby.
Even Captain America- hardly the most seemingly devout of individuals( at least in the spiritual sense) has been quoted as saying that a "God of love is mine".
it may be argued that the presence of pagan deities who also double as superheroes( Thor, Hercules, Valkyrie) and individuals such as Wolverine who hardly seem to serve any divine purpose disavows my argument but this overlooks the theological saw that "God moves in mysterious ways" and "God writes straight with crooked lines". ANYBODY who helps preserve His creation ( Earth and its human inhabitants) from enslavement or destruction arguably does His will(even if they don't acknowledge His exist- whether on ideological grounds pace the Soviet Super Soldiers- or just on general reasons pace Wolverine( in X-Men #165 he tells Nightcrawler that he doesn't believe in any thing that he can't see or sense)
Anybofy else think as I do?