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Manufacturer: Image Comics
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 741.5
EAN: 9781582405728
ISBN: 1582405727
Label: Image Comics
Manufacturer: Image Comics
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 120
Publication Date: 2006-04-26
Publisher: Image Comics
Studio: Image Comics

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Editorial Reviews:

If you missed out on Battle Pope the first time around, now is your chance to find out what everyone was talking about! It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest. Now presented in full-color!


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Summary: Jesus is a hippie!
Comment: Okay, I needed to give this book the credit it deserves. It's fantastic, quirky, and hilarious. This is the book I gave my younger brother to get him into graphic novels. Now he is hooked and has a bigger collection than myself.

It's not a work of classic fiction (like Sandman or Watchmen), but it's not meant to be. It's meant to be fun and silly and humerous. It is! I rank this a "must own" for any good comic book collection. (Note: this is a work of humor and not for the easily offended).

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Summary: Beautiful Blasphemy!
Comment: Battle Pope is amazing! Probably not for you religious wackos, but for anyone with a decent sense of humor or any Kirkman fans, this series is a must. The series only gets better as it progresses, as does Kirkman's work in general, and yet, this is still magnificent. If you get offended by people making a mockery of religion, you should probably steer away from this one.

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Summary: After The Rapture
Comment: Oswald is the Pope. He claims he is not the most Christian Pope. He drinks, smokes, and sleeps around with the ladies. But things get worse when the Rapture occurs and almost everyone is left behind. The doors of hell have opened and demons poured fourth. After a horrible war a truce was reached. This is the world Oswald now lives in. But there is a problem and God needs a little help from the Pope.

Saint Michael has been captured by Lucifer. If Oswald rescues him he gets a pass into Heaven (his only chance of entry). Oswald is helped with a new build and a sidekick named Jesus Christ. With the forces of hell lined up against him, the Pope must face many hardships and battles. Can a sinning pope and a spaced-out savior stop the plans of Lucifer and save the day? You will have to read the book to find out.

This book is just wacky enough to be brilliant. The Pope has some of the best lines I have read in a long time. Crude and smart at the same time with a dash of slapstick. I can see how someone could be offended by the portrayal of certain sacred characters but for those who can put offence aside there is a real fun ride between these covers. Check it out.

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Summary: I wanted so much more...
Comment: I bought this comic as a leap of faith, no pun intended. After reading The Walking Dead and Invicible (two of my favorite comic book titles) I became a Kirkman fan for life. Battle Pope didn't discourage me from this, but I will not be buying volume 2 and on. I believe it is his first comic and it shows. The humor is not nearly as smart, and the story is not current Kirkman quality. It is interesting as a Krikman fan, but definately not his best - or even his 2nd, 3rd, 4th best... work.

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Summary: Great Comic!
Comment: Battle Pope is one of the few comics that got me hooked up to! It's hilarious! But of course, you probably have to be not too religious to enjoy this to it's full extent. Great drawings, funny story and characters.


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