Chronicles of Wormwood

Chronicles of Wormwood
Chronicles of Wormwood
Chronicles of Wormwood 01.jpg
Cover to Chronicles of Wormwood #01. Art by Jacen Burrows.
Publication information
Publisher Avatar Press
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date 2006-2007
Number of issues 6
Creative team
Writer(s) Garth Ennis
Artist(s) Jacen Burrows
Creator(s) Garth Ennis
Collected editions
Chronicles of Wormwood ISBN 1592910416

Chronicles of Wormwood is a six-part comic book limited series written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Jacen Burrows,[1] and colored by Andrew Dalhouse. Avatar Press is publishing the title.

Contents

Synopsis

Chronicles of Wormwood is the story of a benevolent Antichrist, his best friend Jesus, and a talking rabbit (Jimmy). The story follows God and Satan's attempts to convince Danny Wormwood to begin Armageddon. The series also features an afterlife roadtrip and the Vatican's alliance with the devil. This latter part puts Danny in extreme danger, as the Holy Roman Church knows Danny's weaknesses and is willing to share.

Main characters

Danny Wormwood: The Antichrist and Cable TV executive. Has decided against starting Armageddon as he believes it's best to leave humanity to its own devices and decide its own progress. Has the power to permanently change one thing a day.

Jesus: Reborn on Earth to play his part in Armageddon, and called Jay by Danny. Refused to do God's bidding and started a Peace movement to protest the War In Iraq. Unfortunately he fell victim to police brutality and went into a coma for several years. He came out mildly retarded, though he has recently been seen to making a recovery and was seen explaining socialism and capitalism to Fuck Nose and why one might seem to work while the other doesn't.

Jimmy: A talking rabbit. One of Danny's few friends. He tends to torment people online, notably Star Wars fans. Danny says he doesn't know why he decided to make a talking rabbit while explaining his powers in the first issue.

Pope Jacko: The Pope of the Catholic Church. Australian and wishes to use the forthcoming end of the world to his own advantage. Was chosen only because the other candidate was black. Breaks the traditional vow of celibacy by, among many other deviant sexual acts, being done up the arse by a nun (who is actually the Devil in disguise) with a strap-on. He dies in the "Last Enemy" one-shot, and it is suggested that Hell is his destination.

Fuck Nose: A bartender at Danny's favorite watering hole, "J. Smith's". He makes fun of Jay's condition, so Danny switches his penis with his nose. At the end of the first series, Danny 'fixes' things, but the end result is the man's head now resembles the tip of his penis. In the sequel to the first series, Danny restores the man to normal. His real name is Cedric.

Frank Hardy and Nick Puglio: The creative duo behind many of Danny's production, Frank and Nick have conflicting personalities but work well together. Frank is soft-spoken and polite, Nick belligerent and short-tempered. Their credits include "I Fucked the President's Wife".

Collected editions

The mini-series has been collected in one volume:

A one-shot has also been released:

A new mini-series has begun:

  • Chronicles of Wormwood: The Last Battle #1 (with Oscar Jimenez, Avatar, October 2009)

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