“Stand by Me gene-spliced with the Book of Revelation…Daring, compelling and smart. Mark Millar is the Word.” –Nick Setchfield, SFX
[4 ½ stars]
“American Jesus: Chosen has the makings of a classic. Excellent.” –Mitch Brown, comixfan.com
[4 ½ stars]
“Mark Millar and Peter Gross deliver a current-day take on Christian mythology that wouldn’t be at all out of place among such revered Vertigo titles as Sandman and Preacher.” –Alan David Doane, comicbookgalaxy.com
Imagine you’re twelve years old and suddenly discover you’re the returned Jesus Christ. You can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk again, and perhaps even raise the dead. What do you do, what does your family do, and how does it affect you knowing that you’re destined to grow up and take part in a conflict that people have been waiting almost two thousand years for? American Jesus: Chosen has been described in the British press as Spider-Man meets the Book of Revelation. The magazine SFX described it as Harry Potter for Christian fundamentalists. This collected miniseries, with artist Peter Gross [Lucifer, Fables, The Unwritten], is part of the creator-owned Millarworld line of books from writer Mark Millar [The Ultimates, Kick-Ass, Wanted, Marvel Civil War].