On July 11, Vertigo Comics (a division of DC) will start publishing Sean Murphy’s new miniseries Punk Rock Jesus. This sounds… Well, potentially controversial, but also very cool:
The newest reality show hit has the unlikeliest celebrity of all. J2, the TV series starring a clone of Jesus Christ, causes chaos across a near-future United States.
J2 causes 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. And what effect will this all have on Gwen, the young woman who is selected, through an American Idol-style process, to be the mother of the new Messiah? All this leads to the hiring of Thomas McKael, the clone’s bodyguard and a former IRA operative with a turbulent past who must protect the new Messiah – a baby who captivates the world, but grows up to become an angry teenager.
Sean Murphy also wrote the critically acclaimed Joe the Barbarian mini-series, now available in a collected edition, and also American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest.