Punk Rock Jesus #3

Writer: Sean Murphy Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

As Chris grows up to be a teenager, he starts to question his existence, rebelling against his “captors” in front of the whole world. Meanwhile, Gwen’s depression has Thomas and Epstein worried, but all Slate sees is increasing ratings...

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 12, 2012

    Punk Rock Jesus is nothing short of masterful. The characters are rich with personality, the plot is layered and the textures in the art allow for maximum enjoyment. I have not been this excited about a comic book in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Sep 14, 2012

    At the end of this issue, we see Gwen in a clinic getting help… or so we think. With a single step, she throws herself off the building to her certain death. As she speeds towards the pavement below, she is rescued by a winged angel. She wakes in her own bed in the morning and thinks it's all a dream, but, as she looks at her reflection in the mirror, two hand prints are on her shoulders, exactly where the angel grabbed her. What has happened and who is this stranger who rescued her? Sean Murphy has excelled himself in this issue, as it's full of fantastic twists, which reflect the way modern life is today. Great artwork, too, so I'm giving this a perfect 10/10! Read Full Review

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

    A transitional issue like this is a tall-order for a first-time writer, but Murphy pulls it off pretty well. It isn't quite as smooth as the first couple of issues of the series, but he got the job done and can now drive this story to its conclusion. It also doesn't hurt to have stellar art on a transitional issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg Hatcher Sep 14, 2012

    "Punk Rock Jesus" is one of those Vertigo mini-series that reminds you of how good the line can be when the right project comes along. This mini-series deserves your time and dollars; with a great final page at the halfway mark of the entire series, I'm already dying to see what happens next. Murphy's carefully led us down one path for the first three issues that this strong moment is the perfect way to launch us into the remaining three. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Sep 14, 2012

    You knew it would show up eventually! But maybe I'm misrepresenting things. Even if there weren't a teenage rebellion brewing here, an anarchic energy runs all through “Punk Rock Jesus”, radiating from every page. This story isn't so much about religion per se as it is about facing up to what life has handed you and undermining it as vitally as you can. And if the third issue is any indication, this well-developed, nuanced and subversive series is gearing up to ask some major questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Brad Wiegele Sep 12, 2012

    The unsung hero of Sean Murphys storytelling has to be the emotional weight that Gwen has as a character. Very much the sympathetic protagonist for the first three issues, Gwens journey may just be the most compelling of all the story arcs in PRJ. Murphy keeps his cast fairly small and manageable. With only around six main characters, Punk Rock Jesus has the time to flesh each character out and give them a genuine, humane feel. All of the characters are flawed, and thats what helps us sympathize and relate to them. The title may be an attention grabber, but Punk Rock Jesus has the substance to back it up. Sean Murphys story is so much more that I was expecting when I opened the cover to issue one. He has proven that not only is he one of the most talented artists working today, but he can also write an entertaining and thought provoking story. Read Full Review

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