FROM THE PUBLISHER: The year is 26 C.E. A young Nazarean carpenter is having some trouble adjusting to the violent world around him—and finding his place within it. He knows he’s different, but he doesn’t know why. Not yet, anyway. A bloody, two-fisted tale of historical heroic fiction brought to you by JOE CASEY (SEX, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, MCMLXXV) and BENJAMIN MARRA (Night Business, Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T.).
So the writers preface this comic as a non religious story but it feels like all they did was rewrite the bible to make Jesus this killer action hero. However, when you look past the obvious, the book itself kept me invested. I wanted to see how it ended.
I really enjoyed the overarching theme of a superhero trying to find himself. You could feel his struggle. You were right there questioning the same things he was and anticipating what would happen when he finally discovers the truth. I was truly waiting to see what type of hero would he be. Would he have special powers? Or would he just be super in tune with things?
I was not super impressed by the art. It didn’t draw me in or really feel necessary. The drawings themselves felt very inconsistent and the coloring didn’t really change during scenes that I felt needed more impact. I honestly feel like the art is not memorable, which in a comic should be the opposite. The writing carried the story not the art.
The ending I hope is not where this book actually ends. I want to see what happens now that Jesus has actually figured out who he is. If there is more I would say this comic is a Let’s Go but if this is where it actually ends it is just a Go. It is pretty anticlimactic so I am hoping it is more of a cliffhanger for the next part.
RATING: GO/LET’S GO!