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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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for August 1

The First Music Video is Aired
On this day in 1981, MTV: Music Television  went on the air for the first time. The first words spoken were, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” by one of the creators, John Lack. MTV was to be a visual radio hosted by VJ’s (video jockeys). The very first video shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. The Buggles originally planned to be called The Bugs until someone joked that the Bugs would never be as big as the Beatles. So Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn changed it to The Buggles; a name that they would later regret. However, the video format changed the music industry in that just about every music release needed to have a video attached to it if it was going to sell. However, instead of video killing the radio, it seems that radio has won out since MTV rarely shows music videos at all these days and no longer short for “music television.”


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