Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! A Plane! Jesus?

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 …

The Big 10: Actors You Forgot Were on 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'

1.    Lawrence Fishburne
Known for his work in The Matrix series, Fishburne played Cowboy Curtis. Think 1950’s squeaky clean cowboy with a mullet.

2.    Gregory Harrison
Harrison starred on Tapper John, M.D. from 1979-1985. For Playhouse, he voiced Conky 2000 (a robot who gave Herman the “secret word” each week) for the first season and then played Knucklehead (a large fist with googly eyes who told knock knock jokes)

3.    Jimmy Smits
Known for his roles on L.A. Law and NYPD Blue, Smits played Johnny Wilson, the authorized Conky repairman

4.    William Horace Marshall
Known for his work in the films Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream, Marshall played the role of King of Cartoons.

5.    Natasha Lyonne
Known for her roles in the American Pie movie series and Orange is the New Black TV series, Lyonne played one of the Playhouse Gang children.

6.    Alisan Porter
Porter is known for starring in the film Curly Sue and most recently won season 10 of The Voice, Porter also played one of the Playhouse Gang children.

7.    Bernard Fox
Fox played Dr. Bombay on Bewitched and Colonel Crittendon on Hogan’s Heroes before appearing as Dr. Jinga Janga who would appear when Jambi (a genie played by John Paragon) would get sick.

8.    Calvert DeForest
Better known as Larry “Bud” Melman on Late Night with David Letterman, DeForest played Rusty, an old man that acted just like one of the Playhouse Gang children.

9.    Sandra Bernhard
Comedian Bernhard played Rhonda, the Picturephone operator who had a crush on Pee-Wee.

10.    Phil Hartman
Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the sitcom NewsRadio, Hartman played Captain Carl, a sea captain who brought odd things from the ocean for show and tell.

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