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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 …

Have an Animated Christmas

Schedule of 2016's Christmas animation TV specials.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC)
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No matter how old you get or how available favorite animated TV specials of yesteryear are via DVD, there is still something magical about watching the special while it’s running live. Here is a breakdown of this year’s offering of animated holiday hits:

Friday, November 25

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – 8:00 p.m. ABC

One of the Rankin-Bass Productions finest stop-motion animated tales about how an orphan boy grew up to become Kris Kringle, better known as Santa Claus. Narrated by Fred Astaire, the voice cast includes Mickey Rooney and Paul Frees.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 8:00 p.m. NBC
This year marks the Grinch’s 50th birthday (but don’t bug him about it because he gets a little testy) and to celebrate, NBC will are all 26 minutes of the special instead of cutting it short to fit in with today’s normal running time. Written by Dr. Seuss, animated by Chuck Jones and voicing by Boris Karloff and June Foray, what’s not to like?


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