Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Renowned comic writer, Mark Millar (War Heroes, Wanted) and illustrator Peter Gross have produced a comic titled American Jesus Vol. 1: Chosen. Per the online synopsis at Image:

[American Jesus] follows a 12-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's the returned Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?

Crippled? Really? I wish they would choose their words better. Anyway, I thought this was an intriguing idea. Right off the bat, I had several questions/predictions:

  1. Is the boy really Jesus or is he the Antichrist?
  2. Is the boy schizophrenic and experiencing delusions of grandeur?
  3. Is he more like a Dr. Manhattan character, but not really the Jesus?
  4. Will the Jewish people see the boy as their true Messiah?
  5. Is it all some kind of elaborate hoax to extract money from the flock?

Word on the street is that this comic (originally titled Chosen) is repackaged and that there will be a forthcoming movie. Click here for a preview.

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