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March 8, 2012 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Sadly, Gospel Comics only produced four issues of 'Jesus Christ, All-American Hero'.

The artist, Oliver Woodman.
posted by leibniz (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's kosher, as Christmas.
posted by clvrmnky at 7:43 AM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


If there are only four, why are they numbers 38-41?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:48 AM on March 8, 2012


Issue 40 : Jesus Fights Temptation In The Desert!!
posted by marienbad at 7:52 AM on March 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, it's no Reagan's Raiders.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:01 AM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


10th regiment- I think Gospel Comics #1-37 must have had a different hero (though the villain Aborto seems to have appeared before). John the Baptist perhaps??
posted by leibniz at 8:24 AM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are these actual comics or just covers?
posted by scalefree at 8:32 AM on March 8, 2012


Just covers. But these are real.
posted by Zed at 8:57 AM on March 8, 2012


Back in the day, National Lampoon did Son o'God Comics, which were not just covers.

Better artwork, too.
posted by IndigoJones at 9:01 AM on March 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


I think this is a gag:

(a) it's crazy over-the-top, even for Christian stuff. Not even the Sean Hannity-endorsed comic book was as nutty as this.

(b) A Gospel Comics exists, but doesn't have the same (or any) logo, or any mention of any published works other than a single life-of-Christ type book. It is run by a retired sea captain. It frankly seems more awesome than the fictional "Gospel Comics" presented in the link.

(c) There is no pinnacle of Christian comicry that soars as dizzyingly high as Spire's series of Archie Christian Comics, which I had as a kid (Bible Camp + comic nut = whatever I could get my hands on) which featured Jesus Christ hanging out with Archie and the Gang.

(c.1) Since Archie and the Gang hang out with Jesus in the Spire comics, and also hang out with the Punisher in the Archie & the Punisher one-shot, Archie provides the second point of contact between the Marvel Universe and the Son of God, the other notable instance being Jesus as a recurring character in the original Ghost Rider series.
posted by Shepherd at 9:05 AM on March 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Judas is the villian DUH
posted by wheelieman at 9:08 AM on March 8, 2012


It's a gag. He's a recently graduated art student from East Anglia, in the UK.
posted by Hogshead at 9:34 AM on March 8, 2012


> Back in the day, National Lampoon did Son o'God Comics, which were not just covers.

Oh, thank you! First it was Firesign Theater on YouTube, and now this! Truly those were the great days of tasteless, tasty humor.

*settles down by a burning cross to read Son o' God*
posted by languagehat at 9:54 AM on March 8, 2012


If there are only four, why are they numbers 38-41?

It's obviously an allusion to the divine monnologue in Job chaptes 38-41, when God speaks from the whirlwind. Duh.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:39 AM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


[Those very intentional typos are all part of the satire, folks. My comments are performance art.]
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:41 AM on March 8, 2012


the Archie & the Punisher one-shot,

Ho. Lee. Shit.
posted by Hoopo at 11:07 AM on March 8, 2012


Happily, Ruben Bolling is still doing God-Man episodes for Tom the Dancing Bug.
posted by aught at 1:50 PM on March 8, 2012


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