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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 …

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If you missed the live airing of this last night, no fret, you can still view all that went on by clicking on the video below. Enjoy.

Hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, the “Bringing Son of God to the Big Screen” event will include Diogo Morgado (who played Jesus), Eduardo Verastegui (the voice of Jesus in the Spanish-language version of the film) and Jefferson Bethke (author of “Jesus>Religion”) as well. Fans will be able to post questions now or live during the hangout by logging into the hangout and using the Q&A app or by sharing information about it in social media using the hashtag #SonofGod.


You can view the live stream below at show time:


"Son of God is a Jesus film for a new generation - and there's no better way to talk about it with today's generation than through social media," Downey and Burnett said in today’s press release.

The film opened nationwide on February 28 and made 26.5 million for the weekend which beat all anticipated box office predictions. Though the film didn’t impress many critics (25% “rotten” rating on RottenTomatoes.com) the film is a hit with audiences (81% “fresh” at the same source).

Media all across the country have been documenting grassroots movement that has brought together churches, businesses and individuals who are taking have taken over entire theaters - every seat, every screen - to share the film with their communities. Such well-known pastors as Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and John Hagee have spearheaded the effort, which has also been supported by Robert Herjavec and Lori Grenier, two of the stars of Burnett's hit ABC TV series Shark Tank. Downey and Burnett said they are "absolutely overwhelmed" by the support their film has received. "The opportunity to see the epic story of Jesus in an epic movie-theater setting - in community with others - has created a level of excited anticipation we haven't seen with any other project we've been involved in."

Read my review of the movie here.


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