Image Comics to publish JESUSFREAK— an original graphic novel by Joe Casey & Benjamin Marra

Jesusfreak

Jesusfreak


PORTLAND, OR, 09/18/2018 — Next spring, Image Comics presents JESUSFREAK, an all-new, never-before-published and sure-to-be-controversial original graphic novel by writer Joe Casey and artist Benjamin Marra. JESUSFREAK is 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. Image Comics will publish the original graphic novel as a 64-page, full-color hardcover.

“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,” said writer and co-creator Joe Casey. “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.”

“I’ve followed Joe Casey’s career as a writer for over a decade, and so I jumped at the opportunity to work with him and to push myself as an artist into unfamiliar areas with this book,” said artist and co-creator Benjamin Marra. “My aim with JESUSFREAK is to channel the energy and storytelling of artists like Paul Gulacy, Frank Miller, and Klaus Janson to deliver a very different kind of historical fiction.”

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