COMIC TITLE: Prince Of Pieces (2014)
Colin Blanton– Artist
August 14, 2014
Creator’s Edge Press
One of the coolest things about going to conventions whether it be comic cons or horror conventions, it’s meeting the actors and even the comic book creators. In October of 2015, I had the privilege to attend the 2015 Rock & Shock Horror Convention and just outside the DCU Convention hall were some various comic book artists and writers. At one of the tables at the convention sat author Sam Miserendino who presented me with his latest creation at the time in Prince of Pieces (which was drawn by Colin Blanton). As you’ve seen before on the blog, I am not one for religious pieces, but he sold me on one idea. He sold me on the cover’s tag line of, “For two thousand years you’ve been eating his flesh and drinking his blood… Now it’s his turn!” That alone was enough to make me decide to buy the graphic novel which he autographed as well for me. After waiting thousands of years, Jesus decides to return to correct what is wrong with the world and that is eradicate the world of sinners. Unfortunately for all the sinners, it may take the will of a young man trying to protect his girlfriend to stop the very pissed off son of God.
This was a comic book that I had been putting off for a little while, but it was so good that I breezed right through it. However, I want to remind everyone out there that this is a work of fiction as it’s a dark satirical look at the son of God and the apocalypse. I though the comic was excellently written by Sam who did a terrific job at mixing in some biblical speech especially when Jesus would speak to the people. I thought it was an interesting thing because how many of us take the lord’s name in vain? Some of us may actually do it in front of him without realizing what we are saying and that is all covered in this book. The other thing that I loved about this book is the artwork because it’s very horror like in look. What I mean by that is that it has that 30 Days Of Night, Tales From The Crypt, Creepshow kind of look to it. Jello Biafra said that this comic was “Sure to offend people” and he’s absolutely right cause it’s going to, but I love it. If you’re a fan of fiction like this, then definitely give this one a shot. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A
Entertainment Value: A+