Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Comics Review: "AMERICAN JESUS: Revelation #2" - It's a Sin to Be This Kind of Good...


STORY: Mark Millar
ART: Peter Gross
COLORS: Jeanne McGee
LETTERS: Cory Petit
COVER: Jodie Muir
EDITORIAL: Sarah Unwin
28pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (October 2022)

Rated M / Mature

American Jesus created by Mark Millar and Peter Gross

American Jesus is a comic book series created by writer Mark Millar and Peter Gross that is being published as three comic book miniseries.  American Jesus began life as Chosen, a three-issue miniseries that was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2004, and continued in American Jesus: The New Messiah, a three-issue series published by Image Comics in 2019-20.

The series concludes in American Jesus: Revelation, a three-issue series written by Millar; drawn by Gross; colored by Jeanne McGee; and lettered by Corey Petit.  The series offers the epic conclusion to the greatest story ever told.

American Jesus: Revelation #2 opens at the White House.  The world is gradually falling in line with the way Jodie Christianson want them.  But he is also the Chosen, the Anti-Christ, and now President of the United States.  But is this what he really wants?  Maybe, it's time to return to the old hometown, Peoria, Illinois, where he can have a meeting with an old friend.

Meanwhile, Catalina, who is the Savior and Christ-reborn, arrives at Vatican City, Rome.  This is her home, but no one seems to recognize her or her authority.  Is it because the Savior is now a Black woman?  Well, she gonna fix that and so much more.

THE LOWDOWN:  Netflix/Millarworld sent me PDF review copies of American Jesus, Vols. 1 and 2.  I had not read them until recently, and I needed to do so in preparation for American Jesus: Revelation.  But, as I said in my review of the first issue, nothing could prepare me.  Now, it's time for a review of the second issue and...

...Wow.  I don't know what to say, what I could say.  Of course, I'm enjoying this, as is usually the case with Mark Millar's creator-owned titles.  But I have never enjoyed any Millar title quite the (damnation) way I have American Jesus: Resurrection.

Peter Gross' wonderful storytelling entertains and scares me.  Gross is so good at conveying the … blasphemy of this that I may have to pay a stiff penance for loving it so.  And let's be honest; I do love the idea of Jesus Christ returning as a sista, girl.

With a sign of the cross, I recommend this hugely entertaining American Jesus: Revelation #2.  With a benediction and a clove of garlic, I bid us prepare for the finale to end all finales, come January 2023 … if the world doesn't end before then!

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Fans of Mark Millar's comic books and of the American Jesus series will want to read American Jesus: Revelation.


Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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