Battle Pope #1

August 8, 2005 | Comics


Battle Pope #1
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
Image Comics
$3.75/$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

And you thought all there was to being Pope was wearing the cool hats.
After a long absence, Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), with the help of artist Tony Moore, revives his zany story of a beefed-up pope out to do God’s work — and kick some ass.
After abusing his position to have a little fun, the unnamed new pope is shocked to find that on the day God calls his faithful home, he isn’t chosen. Instead he is left to stew over a beer as the forces of hell move in and run amok. When he can’t stand to watch any more suffering, the pope fights back — and gets his guts ripped out.
But as the old saying goes: you can’t keep a good pope down, and God and Jesus offer him a second chance. Now the newly muscle-bound pontiff is headed back to earth to kick a little red-tailed butt.
Not a great book for the religiously sensitive, but some seriously sacrilegious fun for the rest.

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