Punk Rock Jesus

Punk Rock Jesus

Graphic Novel - 2013
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Publisher: New York : DC Comics, 2013
ISBN: 9781401237684
Branch Call Number: MURP
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations


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Oct 20, 2017

Please do yourself a favor and read this book. It's amazing in every sense of the word

Apr 01, 2015

WWPRJD? I imagine he'd say you should read this book. Unless you're one of those really religious types who take offence at blasphemous tales like this one. In that case, I think he'd use a stronger word than "should".

Jan 05, 2014

In the near future, a clone of Jesus stars in the reality show J2. After an American Idol-style determination process, the young virgin Gwen is implanted with a fetus grown from genetic material supposedly cobbled together from the fabled Shroud of Turin, and gives birth to the childhood on live TV. Troubled, former IRA operative Thomas McKae protects the newborn and his mother from various attacks, primarily spearheaded by religious fanatics. As the conflicted Chris, the name chosen by Gwen for her child, ages, he grapples with his televised reality. The teen "messiah" eventually joins a punk rock band in an attempt to construct his own destiny. Murphy's scratchy, Ralph Steadman-influenced art and his Hunter Thompson-infused script further enhance the alternative and edgy subject. Similar to the best of punk music, the tale overcomes the seeming rough edges, revealing a better understanding of the world around us. Blasphemous, irreverent and full of violent imagery, Murphy's brilliant, heretical Punk Rock Jesus expertly examines the role of religion in our technological-driven 21st century society.

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Apr 01, 2015

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