Punk Rock Jesus

Sean Murphy explores a not-too-distant future in which the Son of God (or is He?) is cloned and turned into a reality star hero until He goes off the rails and attacks the society that created Him. Punk Rock Jesus is a wonderful mess, pinballing from crises of faith to social media critique to the history of the Irish Republican Army. I suppose it might be an offensive story for some, but to me it reads like an artist struggling with his own demons and throwing it all on the page as he works through it. All your favorite political, sci-fi, and religious tropes are here, and they are rendered with highly detailed frenetic black and white art that is reminiscent of Chris Bacchalo's early work on Shade.

I can't really call Punk Rock Jesus a success, but it was a fun ride.