Comic Review – Holy F*ck #1

Adam reads as many comics as he can afford. Every week he is going to attempt a mini review of one of them, with potential minor spoilers.

This week I picked up Holy Fuck #1, the first issue of a new four issue mini series from Action Lab: Danger Zone, written by Nick Marino and drawn by Daniel Arruda Massa, mainly because it looked funny and fairly different from everything else I’m reading at the moment.

Holy Fuck stars Jesus Christ, a nun named Sister Maria and Satan in the modern day, as they team up to prevent an upcoming apocalypse. Sister Maria saw this armageddon in a dream, machinated by a group of deities led by Zeus and Isis. This first issue opens up with Jesus rushing to rescue Maria from the gods on motorbike, looking like a long haired John McClane, bursting through the window in a hail of bullets. We then flash back a week, when Maria tracked Jesus down in Tokyo, finding him in a brothel with two naked women, while smoking meth and watching tentacle porn. Immensely disappointed in her saviour, but following her dream they fly to New Jersey, they find a bar owned by Satan himself, and it appears he and Jesus have some history that was left out of the bible…

Marino writes a fun, ridiculous story with a tight script in Holy Fuck. It was almost certainly intentionally blasphemous (not that I’m at all bothered by blasphemy), and it almost errs more on trying to tow that line than being as funny as it could be. Despite that, there are decent laughs to be had here, and I found the ‘Holy Fuck Origins Story’ retelling the resurrection at the end very funny. The art from Massa is expressive and cartoonish (in a good way), with the characters themselves all looking unique and humorous: Jesus is a muscle bound 80s action star, while Satan looks quite a bit like Tobias Fünke.

This was a fun read, and overall should be a very funny mini series. I’m interested to see how the deities try to bring about the apocalypse, and what the protagonists of Holy Fuck do to prevent it. Check it out at your LCS or digital comics platform.

8 El Diablos out of 10

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