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

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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 …

‘Believe’ in Another Great Show for NBC

Johnny Sequoyah as Bo, Jake McLaughlin as Tate (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

NBC appears to be rising from the ashes creating new, better, quality shows instead of relying on re-boots that don’t work. From comedy (About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher) to game shows (Hollywood Game Night) to drama (The Blacklist), NBC is hitting the mark for good programming. Include in the mix the latest sci-fi/drama/mystery show, Believe.

Finally, after months of seeing the same commercial over and over again of a screaming little girl and a flock of birds, we finally got a chance to see what all the fuss was about last night NBC. Believe is the latest project from Executive Producer J. J. Abrams who was fortunate enough to snag the Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón of the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney film, Gravity, to direct.


It is yet too soon to know exactly what this show will become, but with its’ title and subject matter, we do know that faith will be an element of the show. Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) is a special girl with powers of levitation, telekinesis, seeing the future and controlling nature. Although we don’t know for sure, we assume that she is good. Her parents died when she was very young and her current parents of two weeks get killed off from the get go. There are two groups of people after her. One, led by Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan, looking great for his age), who will stop at nothing to retrieve the girl. For what purpose? We don’t know, but it cannot be good. The other is led by Milton Winter (Delory Lindo), who aims at protecting the girl at all costs. Winter and Channing (Jamie Chung), track down Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully imprisoned man who is about to face the death penalty, to watch over the girl. Seemingly an unlikely person to babysit, the show makes it clear why he was chosen by the end of the episode. When he sees her for the first time, he begins to cry. She says to him, “Do you know why you were crying? It is because you remember that you were good once.”


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