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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 …

Cool Movies to Watch During the Heat of Summer

Movies to Cool Off to

"Cool Runnings" is a cool movie to watch when it's warm.
Doug E. Doug in Disney's 1993 "Cool Runnings." (Disney)
A really good movie will draw you in and make you feel like you are there a part of the action. Sometimes a film can give you a chill and for those upcoming hot days of summer, that can be a welcome relief. Consider viewing some these gems with the fan on high:

Better Off Dead (1985)
Chill Factor: 30%
Starring John Cusack, David Odgen Stiers and Kim Darby, this zany comedy is about a depressed teenager who has just lost the girl of his dreams to the captain of the ski team. His only way of winning her back is the beat the brute at his own game. The cult classic is fun, fairly family-friendly, (for older teens) and is surrounded by snow for about a third of the movie.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Chill Factor: 70%
Put on your winter coat and join the Pevensie children as they enter a whole new world through the backend of a wardrobe of all things including Mr. Tumnus (James McAvoy), Father Christmas (James Cosmo) and the evil White Witch (Tilda Swinton). The Christian allegory tale based on the C.S. Lewis book of the same name takes place in the middle of a lot of snow and ice.

Cool Runnings (1993)
Chill Factor:
40%
About half of this film takes place in Jamaica and the other in Calgary during the Winter Olympic Games. It is one of the best Olympics-themed movies that is based on a true story, although it is fluffed up a bit. John Candy is great as the unrealistic coach of Jamaican team of athletes who have never seen snow before. The film also stars Leon and Doug E. Doug.

Deep Impact (1998)
Chill Factor: 60%

A truly depressing tale involving a comet falling down to earth stars a truly impressive cast including Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Jon Favreau, Mary McCormack, Richard Schiff and Blair Underwood. It’s an end-of-the-world type of film but with some neat freezing effects to help you cool down. Just don’t expect a feel good ending.


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