My review of: Punk Rock Jesus

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Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy

***Book Description as appears on Goodreads***

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.

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My review

Finished reading on April 18th 2013 and gave it 4 stars.

With the use of science the company J2 come up with the ultimate plan for a money making show. Following the life of cloned Jesus Christ. Even though J2 genetical alters the clone and painstaking plans out every part of Jesus’ life(family, looks, education) nothing really turns out as planned.

An amazing story and artwork which presents tons of emotion and violence. It questions beliefs and morals regarding every aspect of the clone’s life and reactions to/from society.

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