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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 …

‘SNL’s’ Weekend Update Comes This Thursday

Colin Jost and Micahel Che from Weekend Update: The Summer Edition (NBC)

TV

This week, one of Saturday Night Live’s longest-running sketches will get a prime time placement. Weekend Update: The Summer Edition will air on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for four weeks. Colin Jost and Michael Che are hosting the half hour long mock news report and additional SNL cast members/characters are expected to make a few appearances. As is the tradition, the show will be taped live as well.

After 42 years on the air, Saturday Night Live's ratings have soared this past year with the help of the presidential election, surprise celebrity guest appearances and Weekend Update.

Earlier today, NBC posted on Twitter: "Doing a #FBLive with @ColinJost and Michael Che later today. Shoot us your #WeekendUpdate Summer Edition questions for them!"


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