Instead of making his big trip to the fictional New York of Metropolis, he makes his way to Moscow to become not only the darling of the 1950s communist elite, but also the country's primary defence initiative...
Writing such a story, which starts with a simple high concept in the 1950s and brings us up to date (where Superman narrates the whole thing shortly before his suicide), was always going to be a laugh.
It is based on the very successful DC comic book mini-series KINGDOM COME by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. I think Superman is too humble to ask for things in prayer, but I think he prays by rote, and constantly, the way some of us talk to ourselves in the shower.
(It is well worth mentioning that Ross contributes a number of new painted illustrations to the Maggin novel! Sales have been steady for the Maggin novelization. I started at the beginning and went straight for the jugular.
I've fought against and alongside beings who call themselves "New Gods" as well as "old gods" of Greek myth . He has written two Superman novels (Last Son Of Krypton and Miracle Monday, both which are currently out of print) as well as numerous other stories, articles, interviews and projects. Bruce and Batman are both Episcopalian and I said so in the text though it was edited out erroneously. Superman is something else, but I never did buy all that Kryptonian "Great Rao" nonsense.
One of his most recent publications is the novel KINGDOM COME (which is available through Warner Books) which came out in February 1998. It's part of the process of getting to know a character well enough to write about him or her. I do think Superman essentially adheres to a kind of interplanetary-oriented Kryptonian-based belief system centered on monotheistic philosophy, and I've got some ideas about it that I haven't yet articulated other than as backstory.
#850 (August 2007), for example, identifies Methodism by name as the denomination that Clark Kent and his mother attended.
So he decided to distance himself from such close-contact, frequent congregational worship and put his faith in "the best that humanity has to offer" (, the adult Clark Kent continued to visit and consult with the minister at his family church, even after he had begun his career as Superman.Although possibly not "canonical" at the time that Maggin gave this interview, this notion appeared already to have widespread support and subsequently grew in popularity.Many writers and fans believed this denominational affiliation best captures and explains the character as he has been portrayed over the years.Throughout all of his incarnations, Superman has maintained his rural Midwestern Protestant upbringing, although rarely have the words "Protestant" or "Christian" been explicitly attached to his background.Superman is sometimes spoken of as being "Jewish." This may be an attempt to honor the fact that the writer and artist who created the character were Jewish.