It seems like we always need another lesson on the dangers of playing God. It just doesn’t get through to us. The new graphic novel Escape From Jesus Island goes even further and tells us why we shouldn’t play with God.
Because when attempts to clone Jesus go awry, you know all Hell is going to break loose.
Escape from Jesus Island was created by writer Shawn French with illustrator Mortimer Glum, colorist Peeter Parkker and letterist Rachel Leon. It also is one of the leaders in our “favorite titles of the year” contest, with last year’s winner being, of course, Dead Hooker in a Trunk.
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From the Press Release
In 2013 Christ WILL Return. A Lot.
That was the message at Coast City Comicon as Wisdumb Productions premiered the trailer for its upcoming Jesus-cloning horror graphic novel, Escape from Jesus Island. Writer Shawn French (The Wrong House), art coordinator Max Leon and producer Sue Stevens were on hand for the announcement and said their 128-page, full-color tale of terror will be hitting shelves by this summer.
The graphic novel began as a comedy bit French performed back in his stand-up days in the early ’90s. “Twenty years later, I still couldn’t get the story out of my head,” French said. “I had originally hoped to shoot it as a feature film, but the story is just so epic that I couldn’t have done it justice on my budget. A graphic novel is the perfect medium to unleash this gleefully blasphemous freak show.”
An attempt to clone Jesus eventually succeeds but in the process creates scores of hideously deformed freaks and a twin brother, Damien, who has all of Christ’s powers and a very different agenda. When the Vatican hears of Christ’s return and sends in an extraction team, all Hell breaks loose in this horror graphic novel.
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