Attention, Fox News! Another comic could use your particular brand of promotion. Crucified, by Sheldon Allen and Armin Ozdic, is launching later this month from Scout Comics. So why would Fox News care?
Earlier this year, over 100,000 outraged persons signed a petition demanding DC not publish Second Coming, a satirical comic book by Mark Russell and Richard Pace, starring Jesus Christ. The outrage was fueled, at least in part, by the attention heaped upon it by Fox News. In the wake of the Batpenis controversy, DC eventually relented, though the book was later picked up by Ahoy Comics.
And now, a new comic launching later this month contains the premise of a contract killer hired to kill Jesus Christ! Well, sort of. Whether or not this really is the second coming of Christ remains to be seen, but it's certainly enough for a conservative media outlet to whip the base into a frenzy if they so desired.
The description of Crucified #1:
The world's deadliest contract killer just received his next target: A man some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. Lucas Blank, a gun for hire, finds himself contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known only as the Messiah, who recently stopped a Los Angeles race riot with a single word. Lucas is a professional and it's just another job until he has his finger on the trigger and is about to complete the job, that is, until the Messiah sees him and he suffers a crisis of conscience. The NGO becomes more desperate than ever to see the Messiah dead at any costs, including sacrificing those that Lucas holds most dear. One bullet. One kill. A billion consequences.
Bleeding Cool has a 5-page preview for you to check out, if you're interested… though it may be worth picking up for the potential return if it stirs up enough trouble. Crucified #1 hits stores on June 26th.