I was given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a new comic book coming out called Heavyweight Messiah. I even got to look at some of the pages and get a feel for the whole project.
This is a very different take on what we normally think of when we hear the word “messiah”. Most people (and that’s judging by statistics found on Google, not my opinion) think of the second coming of Christ. But what if that second coming did happen…and Jesus was pissed as hell at mankind?
What if, when Christ came back, he preached with his fists, in a boxing ring? Instead of sharing The Word, he advocates violence and abdicates kindness? With every jab, every right hook, every hit to the body, he tries to beat sense into the poor souls of the Earth. I mean, what if he felt we didn’t exactly catch on the first time he was here?
Well, Benny Andino and artist Flavio Giron have teamed up to make that second coming a comic book reality. And from what I can tell, it’s lookin’ really good. Now keep in mind I only read the first few pages but, the story idea is a strong one. I mean, people always say “fight fire with fire” and it seems that Jesus Christ is no exception to the rule. Which is cool because it just makes Jesus MORE human. SO many times, people seem to forget that Christ was just a man, albeit the son of God but, just a guy on Earth nonetheless.
The artwork is awesome and the story is a compelling one. I am looking forward to seeing how this goes.
Benny tells me this comic book will be available in a number of package deals with some really cool extras for those of us that are collectors.
Here’s a quick summary of what will be available:
$3.99 comic book with a free poster (first 100)
$30 comic book with print, signed cover and variant cover with t shirt
$50 comic book, print, signed cover, variant covers, t shirt and resin statue (only 10 made)
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THIS WILL NOT BE GIVEN RATING SCORES UNTIL THE FULL ISSUE IS RECEIVED AND READ. (I believe it to be unfair to rate something that I haven’t read in full. The full review will be posted in the Comic Book Reviews section of the website.)
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