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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 …

‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Set To Work On ‘Raven,’ A Limited Series About Jim Jones For HBO

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Vince Gilligan, creator and executive producer of the Breaking Bad TV series has signed on to write for Raven, a limited series about Jim Jones for HBO. Gilligan will work once again with Michelle MacLaren, who will direct Raven. Both will also serve as executive directors along with actress Octavia Spencer on the project, reports Deadline.

Raven is based on Tim Reiterman’s personal account of meeting Jones in Guyana in November of 1978 and he barely lived to tell about it in his book, Raven: The Untold Story of Jim Jones and His People. The book tells the history of Jones’ life from childhood to his death, as well as many of the followers of The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ cult.



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