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J2, the TV series starring a clone of Jesus Christ, causes chaos across a near-future United States! 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!


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J2, the TV series starring a clone of Jesus Christ, causes chaos across a near-future United States! 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!

30 review for Punk Rock Jesus #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    توفيق عبد الرحيم

    Believe it or not this might actually be the first comic i read this year and we are three months in but i feel i ll get back on track with my reading i am not sure how good this will turn out to be but as a start its pretty good and if i was that woman on the last page i would have ran over that ruthless guy and into the fucking river.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sookie

    There are lot of ideas explored in this book. Atheism, religion, consumerism, obsession with reality TV and in general apathy towards everything that can be opined about. Though the ideas are serious, the execution isn't. The graphic novel falls short of being great by its virtue of not making any logical argument against it. There are lot of ideas explored in this book. Atheism, religion, consumerism, obsession with reality TV and in general apathy towards everything that can be opined about. Though the ideas are serious, the execution isn't. The graphic novel falls short of being great by its virtue of not making any logical argument against it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Unai

    Nueva serie de “Vertigo” y tras las ultimas decepciones y falta de sintonía que he tenido con el sello en cuestión, por fin doy con un cómic que me gusta, me llama la atención y me parece recomendable como para darle una entrada. Para empezar, es en blanco y negro, lo cual siempre llama la atención y no es algo a lo que yo este muy acostumbrado al no ser muy fan del manga. Pero tampoco pongo objeciones a priori, después de leer 100 números de Walking Dead. “Punk Rock Jesus” nos presenta a un niño Nueva serie de “Vertigo” y tras las ultimas decepciones y falta de sintonía que he tenido con el sello en cuestión, por fin doy con un cómic que me gusta, me llama la atención y me parece recomendable como para darle una entrada. Para empezar, es en blanco y negro, lo cual siempre llama la atención y no es algo a lo que yo este muy acostumbrado al no ser muy fan del manga. Pero tampoco pongo objeciones a priori, después de leer 100 números de Walking Dead. “Punk Rock Jesus” nos presenta a un niño del Ulster llamado Thomas que ve a su familia masacrada por la policía inglesa que él como único superviviente y rescatado por su tío para acabar creciendo como militante del IRA, con algunos atentados que costaron la vida a un niña. Unos años mas tarde, en 2019, Thomas ya redimido, es el jefe de seguridad de un proyecto de cierta empresa. El proyecto de esta empresa es ni mas ni menos que hacer nacer en la navidad de 2019 y en riguroso directo, al primer clon humano y que este sea ni mas ni menos que un clon de Jesucristo creado a partir del ADN de la sabana santa. Todo ello a modo de reality show y con el añadido de, tras un exhaustivo casting, encontrar una chica virgen a la que implantar el embrión de J2 que es el nombre comercial del nuevo Jesucristo. Eso vemos en este primer número, bueno eso y mas que no voy a contar, pero que me ha gustado mucho como acaba. Conocemos a Thomas que es mas o menos un Punisher, en tamaño y formas, a la nueva virgen María, a la genetista responsable del proyecto y conocemos las maneras de la corporación, de la televisión, del publico, de las religiones, etc.. Me ha gustado mucho, es muy muy disfrutable, aunque empieza escrito con acento irlandés, pero enseguida pasa a inglés normal. El dibujo (e historia) de Sean Murphy me ha parecido la repera y ese blanco y negro le pega un toque ciberpunk si se quiere (o si se me va el pan a mi) que casa muy bien con la historia. Me gusta el enfoque de la historia, me parece original y curioso y me gusta el giro final que da una vuelta de tuerca al asunto. Serán 6 números y yo me apunto a todos.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lucas Mota

    NOTA: 5,0 O problema de uma mini-série abrir com uma edição tão incrível como essa é que agora a expectativa vai ficar altíssima pro restante.

  5. 5 out of 5

    AleJandra

    Este primer Issue no es una buena presentación de la historia y el arte no me gustó mucho, pero creo que tiene mucho potencial. Aunque no me gusto mucho, si me deja intrigada lo suficiente para leer el Volumen completo.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    I typically don't review or rate until I've read more of the story. This is...an odd one so far. I'm interested to see where it goes. I typically don't review or rate until I've read more of the story. This is...an odd one so far. I'm interested to see where it goes.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Bunch of feels associated with this one. A bit of a slow star, but it kinda worked out...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    this book is one of those books that could be overlooked because of its cover. some ppl are turned off by religious subjects, and i can assure you of this, because i'm one of those ppl. i received this from one of my friends, and i thought i was going to be reading this novel on my knees with a rosary in hand. However, to my surprise, this book has extreme details on the characters and a great background story for most of them. this novel could easily be broken down into more and more series. th this book is one of those books that could be overlooked because of its cover. some ppl are turned off by religious subjects, and i can assure you of this, because i'm one of those ppl. i received this from one of my friends, and i thought i was going to be reading this novel on my knees with a rosary in hand. However, to my surprise, this book has extreme details on the characters and a great background story for most of them. this novel could easily be broken down into more and more series. the story has so much depth and the plot is quite innovative. somehow artists seem to forget that we are connected to a universal mind or collective consciousness, and this ails the writer if not aware, but Murphy knows the collective conscious a little too well. the symbolism in the novel guides the reader to the exact path the writer wants the reader to follow, and the writer does so seamlessly. i will be definitely looking for more of Murphy's work, because his story telling technique is very well structure and organized with random events happening that come from a crevice in the character's history. AMAZING READ!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kristine Hall

    There was a lot going on in this book. At first glance the premise seemed ridiculous, but as I continued reading, I realized that it wasn't such a farfetched idea that someone would try to clone Jesus if it could be done, especially if it could be done for profit. It also wasn't such a stretch to believe how the world -- particularly the media -- would treat such a concept. I read the eBook to be released April 2013, which includes all six of the prior released titles in the series in one book. There was a lot going on in this book. At first glance the premise seemed ridiculous, but as I continued reading, I realized that it wasn't such a farfetched idea that someone would try to clone Jesus if it could be done, especially if it could be done for profit. It also wasn't such a stretch to believe how the world -- particularly the media -- would treat such a concept. I read the eBook to be released April 2013, which includes all six of the prior released titles in the series in one book. (Thank you to NetGalley and DC Entertainment!)The art is black and white only which makes for a strong impact with the subject matter. Plus the level of detail to the drawings leaves absolutely no question about the emotions of the various characters. There were twists and turns to this brutal and brutally honest story, and I was glad to have all of it -- beginning to end -- in one publication for one powerful punch.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Althea J.

    Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy is such a great read! I highly highly rec. It’s a 6-issue comics miniseries. A corporation finds a way to clone Jesus Christ from DNA found on the shroud and raises him in front of the eyes of the world via a reality TV show. Like The Truman Show meets sci-fi meets religious crazies, all in one ball of insane media exploitation. The story is well-told and the art, though in black and white, suits the story perfectly. In a “Best of 2012" review on Comics Alliance, PRJ Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy is such a great read! I highly highly rec. It’s a 6-issue comics miniseries. A corporation finds a way to clone Jesus Christ from DNA found on the shroud and raises him in front of the eyes of the world via a reality TV show. Like The Truman Show meets sci-fi meets religious crazies, all in one ball of insane media exploitation. The story is well-told and the art, though in black and white, suits the story perfectly. In a “Best of 2012" review on Comics Alliance, PRJ was awarded “Most blasphemous sci-fi action series": "Maybe this comic will make you think about the media or religion or the way we’re manipulated by what we have been told. Or maybe it will just provide you with a thrilling diversion, etched in crisp black and white. You win either way." WWPRJD

  11. 4 out of 5

    Thom Ffolkke

    An interesting premise, but really is just a born again atheist who got disillusioned somehow and now wants to piss on his former religion and have us cheer him for it. I understand it may not have worked out and this book was a way to get those feelings and frustrations out. But religion means a lot of things to a lot of people and is not all bad. But atheists like mr Mryphy like to characterize all believers with the same condescending brush; that they are all empty headed mental midgets, and An interesting premise, but really is just a born again atheist who got disillusioned somehow and now wants to piss on his former religion and have us cheer him for it. I understand it may not have worked out and this book was a way to get those feelings and frustrations out. But religion means a lot of things to a lot of people and is not all bad. But atheists like mr Mryphy like to characterize all believers with the same condescending brush; that they are all empty headed mental midgets, and I find it insulting.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gonzalo Oyanedel

    Más incorrecta que sorprendente, la segunda venida de Cristo según Sean Murphy conjuga elementos que - lejos del cinismo - resultan temiblemente verosímiles en las modernas construcciones sociales. El control corporativo, el fanatismo religioso, la manipulación política y la omnipresencia mediática son parte de una violenta realidad que poco espacio dejan a la fantasía y a la que solo parece faltar la venida de un mesías a la medida.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ben Brewski

    Alright. Cool premise, not-so-cool execution. Some scientists take Jesus' DNA from the Shroud of Turin and clone Jesus. The life of Jesus is filmed as a reality television. He learns to dislike people, runs away and becomes a punk. Full of violence, intrigue, and deep controversial issues, this graphic novel asks a few interesting questions, but just seems to end with a sort of celebration for atheism (or at least anti-religiousness). Alright. Cool premise, not-so-cool execution. Some scientists take Jesus' DNA from the Shroud of Turin and clone Jesus. The life of Jesus is filmed as a reality television. He learns to dislike people, runs away and becomes a punk. Full of violence, intrigue, and deep controversial issues, this graphic novel asks a few interesting questions, but just seems to end with a sort of celebration for atheism (or at least anti-religiousness).

  14. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm

    While the concept of a reality show built around a clone of Jesus is clever, the development of that story line fails to live up to that promise. The commentary on organized religion and media culture is juvenile. Very attractive drawings, but that was not enough to save this graphic novel for this reader.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Mishap

    The near future--that handy place to set stories--finds reality TV as popular as ever and using DNA from the historical Jesus to impregnate a virgin seems like the perfect fodder for the format. The stunning blacvk and white artwork is sharp, angular, and chaotic at the same time. This isn't going as I imagined but I am intrigued to find out where it ends up. The near future--that handy place to set stories--finds reality TV as popular as ever and using DNA from the historical Jesus to impregnate a virgin seems like the perfect fodder for the format. The stunning blacvk and white artwork is sharp, angular, and chaotic at the same time. This isn't going as I imagined but I am intrigued to find out where it ends up.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kurt Johnson

    Punk Rock Jesus #1 - #6 is one of the best non-superhero comics I've ever read. It offers very thrilling and exciting content with a hefty dose of cultural commentary. Read this and see how the clone of Jesus responds to contemporary American culture. Up the punx! Punk Rock Jesus #1 - #6 is one of the best non-superhero comics I've ever read. It offers very thrilling and exciting content with a hefty dose of cultural commentary. Read this and see how the clone of Jesus responds to contemporary American culture. Up the punx!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay Renick Mayer

    I loved the characters of Thomas and Chris (Punk Rock Jesus). But there wasn't a single redeeming female character and the book is needlessly violent in the way that many graphic novels are. Chris and Thomas get five stars, but I can't justify giving the book more than three stars. I loved the characters of Thomas and Chris (Punk Rock Jesus). But there wasn't a single redeeming female character and the book is needlessly violent in the way that many graphic novels are. Chris and Thomas get five stars, but I can't justify giving the book more than three stars.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Charles Gory

    Good Stuff.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mr. Gobbldigook

    The art and story are absolutely brilliant. This is one of the best books I'm reading currently. Also the fact that this uses real paper is awesome. The art and story are absolutely brilliant. This is one of the best books I'm reading currently. Also the fact that this uses real paper is awesome.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Clare Dyer

    Didn't think this would be one I would enjoy but was surprised how good it was. The artwork was fab and the story was brilliant and who knows could happen with the way t.v and science are going Didn't think this would be one I would enjoy but was surprised how good it was. The artwork was fab and the story was brilliant and who knows could happen with the way t.v and science are going

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mallika Soni

    Just started. Weird concept.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bri

    This is a review for the entire series. I really liked the premise, but the story got very complicated for how short the series was.

  23. 5 out of 5

    TJ Shelby

    I initially read this for the obvious anti-theistic tilt but then the storyline actually won me over. Great read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    CJ

    Can't put this new series down - love it. The black and white suits it perfectly. Can't put this new series down - love it. The black and white suits it perfectly.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bill

    A mighty fine artist and a damned good read. I definitely would NOT recommend it for those with religious sensitivities.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    killer story.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amandaharris98

    amazing artwork , amazing story line , and love Sean Murphy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    Interesting concept, but I think I will pass on the rest of the series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie LeBlanc

    great story, bit tough to follow the art and the timeline jumping but overall unique and a good read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Manoli Yiannakakis

    Pretty superficial political content, entry-level punk name drops, super violent but a very enjoyable, quick read. Comics are supposed to be "cartoonish" I suppose. Pretty superficial political content, entry-level punk name drops, super violent but a very enjoyable, quick read. Comics are supposed to be "cartoonish" I suppose.

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