Block narrates the story with the chilling detail of the power of Christian iconography.
That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.
Not surprisingly, some of this motley symbolism harks back to Nazi iconography.
1620s, from Medieval Latin iconographia, from Greek eikonographia "sketch, description," from eikon (see icon) + -graphia (see -graphy). Related: Iconographic.