(Warning, This isn’t the Jesus you’re looking for. Offense could be taken.)
Yeah, it happened. Jesus, at one time, fought the Greek Gods. The original article can be found over at Comic Book Resources, but why go there when you’re already here right? (smiles)
To be honest, I don’t really care when comics (especially superhero comics) venture out into the ridiculous. I actually love those kind of stories, but they still has to be written well. And Rob Liefeld will never be the guy to answer the call of writing GOOD stories, much less DRAWING good comics. Give a subject like this to Gail Simone. She could make Superhero Jesus worth the read!
There are also times where I wonder why some of my favorite artists put out poor work. Ed Benes is one of my favorite comic book artists, and this is no where near his best work. Makes me wonder if a bad script leaves little room for artistic inspiration. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still great art, but if you compare it to his other stuff, there’s no comparison.
To give you some context – in the mid 90’s Avengelyne and Glory are two superheroes created by Liefeld that toggled between calling Image and Maximum Press their homes. Avengelyne had a dream where the Greek Gods were upset with Christianity, therefore Christ, because no one was worshiping them anymore. This, of course, was alluding to the fact that the Gods were planning a war in real life, but in the dream sequence they were pitted against Christianity’s hero. There’s so much more bad stuff going on in this story, but I’ll let you judge it for yourself…
So…there you go. This might be your cup of tea, but not for me. I’d read it just so I have more material to work with when I need to make fun of Rob Liefeld, but it’s not that hard to find a way to poke fun at him. Just type his name in Google and let the hilarity begin!