With a title like JesusFreak, you just know how it’s going to go down. Joe Casey (writer) and Benjamin Marra (artist) have created an all new original graphic novel describes as a “bloody, two-fisted tale of heroic historical fiction featuring a certain young Nazarean carpenter who is having some trouble finding his place within a world of ever-increasing violence. He knows he’s different… he just doesn’t know why.”
Available March 20th, 2019, it may well be a way off yet, but it’s still one worth watching. Here’s Joe Casey’s take on the book:
JesusFreak is less inspired by any strict religious traditions and is instead more concerned with exploring the unique tension that exists between depicting a mythical figure and a historical figure—a tension that is compounded when, for many, they’re considered the same person. It’s also a chance for Marra and I to indulge in a specific style of hard pulp storytelling that we think perfectly fits this material.
So, why such an early announcement for a book not out till next year? Well, it just so happens that an exclusive 16-page black-and-white ashcan preview of JesusFreak, featuring a two-color cover, will be available for purchase for $1.00 at the Image Comics booth (#1444) at New York Comic Con. On top of that, Joe Casey and Benjamin Marra will attend the convention too.
Will you be there to grab a copy of possibly one of the most talked about books of next year?