Punk Rock Jesus

Punk Rock Jesus

by Sean Murphy
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Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy

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A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the acclaimed illustrator of JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE.

J2 causes both outrage and adulation. Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all, let alone the Son of God.

Thomas McKael is the clones's bodyguard and former IRA operative, who despite his turbulent past is hired to protect the new Jesus—a baby who captivates the world, but grows up to become an angry teenager.

When falling ratings force the network to cut Jesus's mother from the series the young star runs away, renounces his religious heritage and forms a punk rock band. And what starts off as babysitting for Thomas becomes an epic battle, as Jesus goes to war against the corporate media complex that created him.

Along with his artistic credits on JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, Murphy also wrote and illustrated the graphic novel OFF ROAD (Oni Press), and cowrote OUTER ORBIT (Dark Horse Comics).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401237684
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 289,410
Product dimensions: 6.64(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

After breaking into comics industry at a young age, Sean Murphy made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC Comics for such titles as Batman/Scarecrow: Year One, Teen Titans, Hellblazer, Joe the Barbarian (with Grant Morrison) and the miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest.  He also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road(Oni).

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Punk Rock Jesus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The great thing about reading comics on the Nook tablet is the zoom view. This graphic novel is supposed to have zoom view, but several pairs of pages do not zoom. The story is pretty good, though some parts were predictable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Provocative, outrageous, intelligent and masterful. Definitely worth checking out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vertigo has been going through a rut for a while since the the cancelling of Northlanders, Hellblazer, Scalped(they said it was a natural ending, but it is a lie). The remaining series are good but not great. Punk Rock Jesus is the best Vertigo miniseries since Daytripper. It follows a clone of Jesus from birth to becoming a punk rock star. It has some cliches (tough guy brooding guard that warms up to others later on) but its a very good comic.