Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! A Plane! Jesus?

Here’s to good intentions. DC Comics has announced that the comic book giant will be releasing a new parody series based on Jesus Christ through the companies DC Vertigo line. The adult graphic novel was written by Mark Russell with artwork created by Richard Pace and will arrive on store shelves on March 6, 2019.

A far cry from earlier religious comics from Spire in the 1970's, this new one will be tried out as a limited series but could becoming a regular one if it becomes popular. Second Coming is described by DC as follows:

“Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.”

At this point, it’s hard to know if Russell, who has written a …

'Fisher' is a Heart-Warming Quirky Comedy

11-year-old Henry Fisher (Eli Baker) and Mel Fisher
 (J.K. Simmons) star in “Growing Up Fisher.”

Growing Up Fisher Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.

NBC’s other tryout is better suited for families. Too bad that it airs at 9:30 p.m. Like most of TV these days, the Fishers are not your typical family. The show is inspired by Executive Producer, DJ Nash’s own life growing up with a family that is ironically drawn closer together by divorce. Jason Bateman narrates the show as 11-year-old Henry Fisher. His father Mel (J.K. Simmons) has been blind since the age of 12, but he never lets that stop him from doing, well, anything including chopping down trees and parallel parking. His mother Joyce (Jenna Elfman) is going through her own mid-life crisis trying to “find herself.” His sister, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley), has the unfortunate job of mothering her own mother.

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