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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 …

‘Gravity,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘12 Years a Slave’ win big at 86th Academy Awards


While it didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture, Gravity left the Academy Awards with the most wins for the night – seven, including Best Director. Winning so many awards, it was a little shocking that Sandra Bullock did not win for Best Actress.  Co-stars, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyer's Club and both gave incredibly heartfelt speeches. McConaughey gave special thanks to God acknowledging the importance of the all mighty in his life, which was a lot better than his odd rambling speech he gave earlier at the Golden Globes for the same honor. Finally, 12 Years a Slave won for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

For a production that has been presented over and over again for 86 years now, it was nice to see how this year’s Academy Awards presentation was able to keep things fresh. Not shorter (it just barely ended at 3.5 hours), but fresh. No surprise that this year’s host, Ellen DeGeneres, kept things classy during the opening by gently teasing the stars in attendance rather than put them down. (Though the comment “Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I’ve ever seen. Good job, sir,” to the real Minnelli was a little tacky.) DeGeneres managed to take selfies and snapshots throughout the evening to post on Twitter. In one particular one, she posed with a bunch of stars and announced that she hoped that it would become one of the most shared photos on the site ever. No word if that endeavor worked, but it did shut down the site for awhile.

At one point in the evening, DeGeneres joked that she was going to order a couple of pizzas to feed the crowd as that is something a good host does. About a half hour later, she brought out on stage a real pizza delivery man with three pizzas and started passing out paper plates and napkins to anyone who wanted a slice.



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