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(Fox News)   Publisher thinks religious comics will help draw comic book reading kids and teens into religion, doesn't realize the only people who read comics are middle-aged men who already have a favorite fictional character with super powers   (foxnews.com ) divider line 79
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2013-07-28 08:19:29 AM  
 
2013-07-28 08:40:45 AM  
What Would Captain America Do?
 
2013-07-28 08:55:56 AM  

Aarontology: What Would Captain America Do?


Be mocked for not having a MySpace account and never seeing a NASCAR race.
 
2013-07-28 10:10:16 AM  
Oh, great, that's all we need... cosplay Jesus.

/hmm... I wonder what that would look like
//strokes chin and says "I got nothing"
 
2013-07-28 10:11:48 AM  
He'll have some active market. Parents will buy the "Christian" comics for their kids to keep them from being exposed to the real world.
 
2013-07-28 10:46:39 AM  
Trolltastic headline, submitter.
 
2013-07-28 11:04:41 AM  
I get what this guy's doing, but even though Man of Steel was a popular movie and comics are really big, kids don't really believe that Superman is real. People will read religious comics if they have a good story, but abandon them if they are lame , mocking, or hateful. I doubt it will recruit any new believers to church. The most likely thing is that religious parents will be more willing to let their kids read those comics.

Remember how that post-apocalyptic movie, Book of Eli, attracted masses of new Christians to church?

Me, neither. It was a good movie, though.
 
2013-07-28 11:07:21 AM  
sensuouscurmudgeon.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-28 11:18:31 AM  

SphericalTime: He'll have some active market. Parents will buy the "Christian" comics for their kids to keep them from being exposed to the real world.


One day I'm sure parents will realize how well that usually ends up.  But for now, we have all the rebelling girls on the porn sites to keep us happy with their decisions.
 
2013-07-28 11:25:30 AM  

zamboni: Oh, great, that's all we need... cosplay Jesus.

/hmm... I wonder what that would look like
//strokes chin and says "I got nothing"


It's easy,
Fake blonde wig and beard
Cut a hole in a sheet, throw it over your head.
Paint read dots on top and bottom of hands and feet.
Put on some Jesus boots.
Small plushie dinosaur.
And you're done.
 
2013-07-28 11:28:22 AM  
Here's some Rob Liefeld Jesus for you all

www.akirathedon.com
/needs more holy pouches
 
2013-07-28 11:40:50 AM  
I wonder if they will have Jesus team up with the Burka Avenger?
 
2013-07-28 11:52:43 AM  
Yup, because there haven't been enough religious comics in the past...
 
2013-07-28 12:25:01 PM  
Will the movie adaptations be Jack T. Chick flicks?
 
2013-07-28 12:28:05 PM  
Later, they can read the actual Bible and leave religion when they see what's actually in there.
 
2013-07-28 12:30:44 PM  
The Bible is pretty pornographic and wantonly violent in parts. I don't think kids would even be legally allowed to purchase it if it were a comic.
 
2013-07-28 12:31:22 PM  
Aren't comic readers very good at finding plot holes?
 
2013-07-28 12:35:24 PM  

zamboni: Oh, great, that's all we need... cosplay Jesus.

/hmm... I wonder what that would look like
//strokes chin and says "I got nothing"


Those exist too.
 
2013-07-28 12:38:29 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Here's some Rob Liefeld Jesus for you all

[www.akirathedon.com image 850x636]
/needs more holy pouches


"KICK-ASS" JESUS!!!

YEAH!!!
 
2013-07-28 12:41:23 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Here's some Rob Liefeld Jesus for you all

[www.akirathedon.com image 850x636]
/needs more holy pouches


That spread and Deadpool are Liefeld's only two positive contributions to comics.

And the art in that spread is still terrible.
 
2013-07-28 12:48:16 PM  
The only Jesus comic I care about:  http://radiofreebabylon.com/Comics/CoffeeWithJesus.php
 
2013-07-28 12:50:25 PM  
Anybody else remember the Christian "Archie" Comics?
 
2013-07-28 12:52:52 PM  
What's really hilarious is when these kinds of things actually work with kids so desperate for any sliver of pop culture, that they'll devour this in a desperate attempt to be relevant with their peers.

"Yeah, I don't let my kids watch TV, go to movies, play video games, listen to non-Christian music, reads books other than The Bible, go to the mall, play within 100 yards of a public school, collect baseball cards, celebrate Halloween, or even read the local paper."

"As well you shouldn't: The Devil's Playground."

"Indeed. But they brought home these Christian comic books, said they got them from some Methodist kid. I was skeptical, but right as I was tossing them into the fireplace I saw they really were about Jesus, and the kids absolutely love them! They read them day and night, as if there's nothing else they'd rather do!"

"Praise God! Surely these could be a way to teach The Word to heathen, non-denominational children as well!"
 
2013-07-28 12:54:56 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-07-28 12:57:56 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Bible is pretty pornographic and wantonly violent in parts. I don't think kids would even be legally allowed to purchase it if it were a comic.


hammer.ucla.edu

Agrees
 
2013-07-28 12:58:07 PM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-07-28 01:05:55 PM  
I read that R. Crumb adaptation. It really was quite excellent. Presenting the Book of Genesis in such a way completely changes your perception of it. He didn't add anything, there wasn't any winking irony, he just did a straight-up adaptation and it was all the better for being that way.
 
2013-07-28 01:07:38 PM  
FTFA: "Because the explosion of successful faith-based films and the record-setting performance of "The Bible" mini-series has proven the importance of the Christian market."

Really? I would like to see what the market share for faith-based films vs. mainstream ones. I doubt over the long term they have been increasing and their share represents a drop in the bucket.

Sure there is a faith-based market that lots of people exploit but I really don't see it growing much and such claims as it only needs the right products and marketing  are based on wishful convictions or come from those looking for financing.

The whole situation is somewhat analogous to people who think they should eat salads but wind up eating Big Macs because they taste better. (and not surprisingly you can find a bunch of faith-based food and nutrition marketers)
 
2013-07-28 01:10:16 PM  
www.personal.psu.edu
 
2013-07-28 01:17:15 PM  
I grew up in the early 80's with christian comics. Brutal ones that were all about how evil the Catholic Church was and how they would have tunnels between the nuns and priests and their were piles of dead babies in them.

Full color and well drawn, but damn were they dark. Can't remember who made them.
 
2013-07-28 01:18:16 PM  
If they do it right...

www.dialbforblog.com
 
2013-07-28 01:30:36 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: If they do it right...


Self-righteous does describe Jesus fairy well.
 
2013-07-28 01:31:18 PM  
i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-28 01:36:14 PM  
There already is a comic book about religion, its called the Bible.
It really needs more pictures to officially be called a comic book.
The most popular section with the young females would be of the man who had the flow of a donkey as he fornicated.
The sodom and gonarhea section would cater to the rich people wannabe's as they flung their dung on the poor working masses.
And the rape section. Oooo lala.
The bestiality section would be a bit hardcore for the images it would have.
And the best part is you can rewrite the whole thing every few hundred years, so you can sell more and create a classic market for issue #1's.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-28 01:57:02 PM  
I'm surprised no one has linked any of those Archie religous comics yet..
 
2013-07-28 02:13:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Here's some Rob Liefeld Jesus for you all

[www.akirathedon.com image 850x636]
/needs more holy pouches


Ow, my eyeballs!
 
2013-07-28 02:38:17 PM  
I personally enjoy Jack Chick tracts.  Seriously how often do you find a window that clear right in the heart of madness and despair?
 
2013-07-28 03:21:29 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Bible is pretty pornographic and wantonly violent in parts. I don't think kids would even be legally allowed to purchase it if it were a comic.


I'd pay good money to see an tasteful porn version of the "Song of Songs"
 
2013-07-28 03:56:10 PM  
Since the Liefeld Jesus was already posed, I'll just post this here:

troyjonathanritchie.files.wordpress.com

JESUS SMASH!
 
2013-07-28 04:15:29 PM  
FTFA
In Japan-with about a third our population-it's a $5 billion industry.\

Ummm, dude, have you even SEEN any manga?

Also, cultural differences yadda yadda yadda...
 
2013-07-28 04:34:32 PM  
Comic books and hokey religions are no match for a good science text book.
 
2013-07-28 04:58:15 PM  

Mr.Tangent: Comic books and hokey religions are no match for a good science text book.


They're way better for clobbering a burglar over the head, that's for certain.
 
2013-07-28 05:06:01 PM  

FunkOut: Mr.Tangent: Comic books and hokey religions are no match for a good science text book.

They're way better for clobbering a burglar over the head, that's for certain.


I think the X-Statix Omnibus has a textbook beat...

4.bp.blogspot.com

/1,200 pages, 8 pounds, 40 bucks.
 
2013-07-28 05:11:00 PM  

zamboni: Oh, great, that's all we need... cosplay Jesus.

/hmm... I wonder what that would look like
//strokes chin and says "I got nothing"


Gen Con 2008. I cosplayed as Jesus, went to the Elder Party rally with Duct Tape Girl, and endorsed Cthulhu for President. White robe with a red sash, crown of thorns, a long brown wig, and a fake beard and mustache.
 
2013-07-28 05:34:42 PM  

Too_many_Brians: I grew up in the early 80's with christian comics. Brutal ones that were all about how evil the Catholic Church was and how they would have tunnels between the nuns and priests and their were piles of dead babies in them.

Full color and well drawn, but damn were they dark. Can't remember who made them.


Yeah, I came here to say something about those, and how "Christian Comics" is hardly a new idea.  Are you thinking, maybe, about The Crusaders?
i.ebayimg.com
That's right, neither Commies nor Satanists nor Catholics stand a chance against our intrepid heroes and their ability to convert the nonbeliever by pointing at them and saying "Jesus died for your sins".  And yes, they were seriously dark stuff.
 
2013-07-28 05:55:54 PM  

Son of Thunder: Too_many_Brians: I grew up in the early 80's with christian comics. Brutal ones that were all about how evil the Catholic Church was and how they would have tunnels between the nuns and priests and their were piles of dead babies in them.

Full color and well drawn, but damn were they dark. Can't remember who made them.

Yeah, I came here to say something about those, and how "Christian Comics" is hardly a new idea.  Are you thinking, maybe, about The Crusaders?
[i.ebayimg.com image 225x300]
That's right, neither Commies nor Satanists nor Catholics stand a chance against our intrepid heroes and their ability to convert the nonbeliever by pointing at them and saying "Jesus died for your sins".  And yes, they were seriously dark stuff.


I don't know, Somebody Loves Me http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0006/0006_01.asp is pretty damned dark.
 
2013-07-28 05:56:56 PM  
Let's see ... sell comics for profit which may have the effect of brainwashing children into a life-long commitment of giving money to the church.

Profit + Profit = The reason for the church to exist.

Seems like a plan that the church will be all over.
 
2013-07-28 06:09:38 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Son of Thunder: Too_many_Brians: I grew up in the early 80's with christian comics. Brutal ones that were all about how evil the Catholic Church was and how they would have tunnels between the nuns and priests and their were piles of dead babies in them.

Full color and well drawn, but damn were they dark. Can't remember who made them.

Yeah, I came here to say something about those, and how "Christian Comics" is hardly a new idea.  Are you thinking, maybe, about The Crusaders?
[i.ebayimg.com image 225x300]
That's right, neither Commies nor Satanists nor Catholics stand a chance against our intrepid heroes and their ability to convert the nonbeliever by pointing at them and saying "Jesus died for your sins".  And yes, they were seriously dark stuff.

I don't know, Somebody Loves Me http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0006/0006_01.asp is pretty damned dark.


Man, that is really farking dark! Jack Chick should go into the depressing story hall of fame for that one!
 
2013-07-28 06:12:15 PM  

Ed Grubermann: I don't know, Somebody Loves Me http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0006/0006_01.asp is pretty damned dark.


Agreed.

[looks closer]

Aw heck.  Crusaders is also published by Jack Chick!  Heavens to Betsy.
 
2013-07-28 06:13:28 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Man, that is really farking dark! Jack Chick should go into the depressing story hall of fame for that one!


And THAT'S coming from someone with DarkSoulNoHope for a fark handle, people!
 
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