Wednesday, April 06, 2005

It's a's a's Popeman!

Taking the cult of papal reverence to bizarre new depths, a South American artist has created a comic book in which the recently deceased John Paul II is resurrected as a superhero known as the Incredible Popeman.

Oh, come on...I couldn't make that up.

In his new guise as Popeman, the freshly Frankensteinian super-pontiff wears a yellow "anti-Satan" cape (previously worn, no doubt, by the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live) and green chastity pants (too bad the entire Catholic priesthood didn't get issued those), and packs a potent blend of holy water and sacramental wine.

Creator Rodolfo Leon already has distribution deals in Poland and his native Columbia (and yes, I'm absolutely certain the first Columbian publisher Leon approached with the concept did not say, "What are you...on dope?"), with companies in North America also wanting to horn in on the action.

I dunno...if the Incredible Popeman goes head to head with Brother Voodoo, my money's on the Haitian.

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

On a more serious note, I'm not fully surprised by such a character especially with the Roman Catholic popu so large down there. There have been comics with Jesus and even God up here in the 50 states.

6:21 AM  

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