Ijiwaru Sensei

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  1. That, actually, is exactly what I'm looking for. Any appearance of Jesus, reverent, irreverent, in history, out of history, literal, metaphorical. Thank you.
  2. Thanks, everyone. This is really helpful. I knew about David C. Cook's stuff, but I didn't realize it had gone that far back. I have a book collecting his Jesus narratives, but its copyright page says 1978. The style of art should have given it away. Good info. I knew about the E.C. stuff, Sunday Pix, and Treasure Chest, too, but the "Of Such Is the Kingdom," "In Love with Jesus," and "The Life of Christ" are completely new to me. I really appreciate the pointers.
  3. I am actually doing research. I'm in the early, early just thinking about it stage, so I'm just trying to identify potential sources for now. I'm considering writing something on Jesus in comics. I've presented some papers on the topic, and I've written a little about Christianity in manga and will have a chapter in a book dealing with Daredevil's Catholicism (Netflix's Daredevil) coming out later this year or sometime next. So, it's a topic I'm interested in. Just trying to get a feel for the lay of the land at this point.
  4. I'm trying to identify Golden Age comics that depict Jesus in any way, shape, or manner. Can anyone help me add to my very short list of titles? Thanks. The Life of Christ Visualized 1942-42 Picture Stories from the Bible 1944 Bible Tales for Young Folk 1953 Classics Illustrated The Story of Jesus 1955 Tales from the Great Book 1955
  5. Mrs. Sensei and I just returned from watching the Gosnell movie. We both left the theater thinking the same thing: The movie was like a competent made-for-television movie. It wasn't great, but not quite bad either. The fact that what was portrayed in the movie actually happened is what made the film somewhat interesting. The characters are under-developed, the performances uneven, the writing and directing pedestrian. Gosnell's rationalizations are mentioned but not examined. But the film doesn't let the viewer escape the horror of what Gosnell was doing. This subject matter could make a great film in the hands of more seasoned writers and directors. Gosnell packs a slap rather than a punch unfortunately.
  6. Saw it yesterday with Mrs. Sensei and Sensei Jr. #1. It is great. If I had to rank this one with the first, I'd put the first one ahead by a little more than a nose. It is entertaining start to finish. Very good job by Pixar. The short film before the main film 2 is quite well done, too. One scene had the people in our theater laughing a good 15 seconds.
  7. Doug Jones was pretty good. The rest of the cast? Stiff. The story is trying to go big. The visuals seemed much too busy. It didn't grab me. Certainly not paying to watch another episode.
  8. I'm heading to San Francisco tomorrow. Any comic shops I should definitely visit?
  9. There simply have to be better young actresses out there. McAvoy and Fassbender are great. Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, and Jennifer Lawrence were good. But Sophie Turner was, for me, distractingly bad. I know a lot of people watch Game of Thrones, and maybe that's why she was chosen, but casting a good unknown actress would have made more sense to me.
  10. Am I the only one who thinks Sophie Turner has incredibly limited acting chops? I thought her performance in X-Men: Apocalypse was flat and distant.
  11. Mrs. Sensei and I watched it over the weekend. She liked it. I felt it dragged quite a bit. Some of the dialog was painful. Irrelevant observation: No Asian Amazons? I did like the concluding battle though.
  12. This place is huge and takes a while to figure out all the various forums, but I think you would have better success posting your question here: Original Comic Art Marketplace. Oh, and welcome to the boards.
  13. I love the character of Iron Fist, but the Netflix show turned him into this naive child-like character. It wasn't fun, but I made it through. I gave up on Jessica Jones and Power Man.