Punk Rock Jesus #2

Punk Rock Jesus #2

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The media circus around baby Chris reaches fever pitch as he performs his first “miracle” – but all may not be as it seems. Meanwhile, Thomas begins to question OPHIS’s methods, and young Gwen discovers exactly what it means to raise the new Messiah as the whole world is watching.

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 8, 2012

    Sean Murphy is proving to be one hell of a storyteller. His cast of characters is so well developed and defined in only two issues it feels like a whole seasons worth. Punk Rock Jesus is layered with subplots and questions about the motives of the cast. Murphy's tale is beyond compelling in the way he presents story points and then leaves them dangle for later. He's creating a self contained world of media hype and corporate misdeeds. At 32 pages of story with no ads, PRJ is a steal at $2.99. It's only six issues and I bet if you checked out the first two, you'll be in until the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 12, 2012

    It's also great to see Vertigo putting faith in the black and white art of Murphy, which sells this world. We are now only a third of the way into this tale, and we literally have no idea where it is going. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 13, 2012

    Murphy has created a bunch of interesting characters and maneuvered them into positions where they'll have to make some choices. The rest of this series should be a joy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 8, 2012

    When it comes to the art, Murphy is just as good as he always is. His sketchy but detailed style looks gorgeous in black and white. The characters all look worn and beaten, like they the world has chewed them up and spit them out. Murphy nails the characters' expressions and emotions, too. You'll want to punch the TV producer when he smiles and you feel the darkness inside of Thomas every time he is on the page. You should be reading this book; it's like a lesson on how to tell a great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 8, 2012

    Punk Rock Jesus isnt perfect, but like I mentioned above, its a damn fun and intelligent read. Its a shame this is only a mini-series though. If conceived as an ongoing series, it really might have become one of Vertigos signature series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 13, 2012

    Like many, the first I really saw of Sean Murphy was his gorgeous art for Grant Morrison's "Joe the Barbarian" and I've subsequently bought everything of his I've seen. He's quickly established himself as one of the great comics artists working today, but "Punk Rock Jesus" proves him to be a talent to watch on multiple levels. He has the makings of more than just a great artist, but a great comics creator as well, and we may be seeing it right now with his bold and exciting "Punk Rock Jesus." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 8, 2012

    PUNK ROCK JESUS is a fantastic book in a big, new world all created by Sean Murphy. I find myself really enjoying a lot of these characters and the world they live in. Murphy's storytelling is great here, and so is his art style. On the down side, I wish there was color in this book because at times, the art can become muddled and it's a bit confusing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Aug 9, 2012

    Issue #2 carries the story on at breakneck speed. A well-deserved 8/10. Read Full Review

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