Welcome back! We're glad you made it through our week of absence (the turkey was delicious, by the way), and have returned to IGN's weekly comic book review round-up. This week marks the launch of , FF, which happily met all expectations. Marvel also delivered the next installments of Uncanny Avengers, All-New X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder, and so much more.
In 2012 Murphy wrote, penciled and inked the six-issue, black and white creator-owned Vertigo miniseries Punk Rock Jesus, which stars a clone of Jesus Christ who starred in his own reality television program as a child, and has grown into a rebellious young man. The miniseries was described as Murphy's "passion project years in the making", and focuses on religion and the media in the United States as themes, more complicated issues than Murphy had previously addressed in his work. The series was inspired by Murphy's reaction to ascendance of Sarah Palin into the national spotlight. Murphy says, "Sarah Palin scared the shit out of me in 2007 -- I was floored that someone that ignorant could come so close to being President. And a lot of her comments were about religion, politics, and the media. It made me want to take action, but I was just a comic book artist and I wasn't sure what I could do. So I started addressing my concerns about these three topics in Punk Rock Jesus. And I felt I really had something, but then Obama was elected and suddenly the need for Punk Rock Jesus was gone. I was an Obama fan, and I'm glad that Palin isn't anywhere near the nuclear codes, but I felt that I'd missed a window where Punk Rock Jesus would be most relevant. But [the 2012 election] has brought up all my old concerns, so suddenly Punk Rock Jesus feels relevant again." The first two issues of the miniseries received positive reviews by Comic Book Resources, Weekly Comic Book Review, Bleeding Cool and IGN.
LONG BOX: Weekly Comic Book Review
In the late-90's, founder Montes worked as a journalist for and . In 1998 Montes began to work for a web consulting firm, and hoped to work in film animation. Montes started Weekly Comic Book Review with his first post on January 17 of 2008 posting under the name deamentia. In the following months, Montes began recruiting members of the comic community to write for his blog. His life came to a tragic end in January 2009 and the blog lost soon its domain. According to Weekly Comic Book Review, their domain expired and was purchased by a domain reseller who requested a large sum for the name. On April 20, 2009 the magazine received an anonymous donation and was able to buy back their domain.