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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 …

ABC's New Comedy Misses the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat
Contance Wu, Hudsong Yang and Forrest Wheeler star in
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC/Eric McCandless)
After ABC found family sitcom success with shows like The Middle, Modern Family, and The Goldbergs, this year, the network has been focusing on bringing more diversity to the airwaves. Black-ish had a strong start with it's great premiere episode, but quickly ran into mediocrity. The Latin-themed Cristella is pretty silly, but it does have a likeable cast. Tonight ABC brings it's new Asian family to the line up with Fresh Off the Boat which does contain a few laughs, but that is about it.

The show tries to be reminiscient to The Wonder Years with 11-year-old Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) telling about the glory days growing up in Olrando, Florida in the mid '90s. Despite the title, the Huang have actually only moved from Chinatown in Washington D.C.,  but it is still world's away. Eddie's father, Louis (Randall Park) moved his family to the suburbs to pursue his version of the American dream which includes opening a cowboy-themed restaurant - because all white Americans love these sort of places. However, reality soon sets in that he will need to work hard in order for his restaurant to succeed. 



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