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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 …

Disneyland Celebrates 60th Birthday Early with Many Stars

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Though Walt Disney first opened his first theme park, Disneyland, on July 17, 1955, the park will start celebrating its Diamond Celebration on Sunday, February 21st with a televised special on ABC. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 will celebrate 60 years of the “Happiest Place on Earth” with special musical performances and star appearances that might make viewers forget that the special is a thinly veiled marketing campaign for tourism.

Hosted by Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough, Disneyland 60 will feature many stars ready to party. Hough himself will and sing and dance to the song, “Step in Time” from the musical film, Mary Poppins. Legendary actor and dancer Dick Van Dyke, who appeared in the film as Bert the chimney sweep, is scheduled to make an appearance during the number as well.



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