As a few of you know, my partners in crime (David Capes and Randy Richards) and I are working on a new writing project, "Rediscovering Jesus" (IVP). We're trying to offer a perspectival view of Jesus in two parts, canonical and non-canonical. We're currently writing part one, the canonical Jesus, taking a descriptive approach to each biblical author's take on Jesus. At the moment, I'm reading/thinking about the Apocalyptic Jesus in the Revelation of John, toying with the problem: how do I begin to explain why this Jesus is so different from the other "Jesuses" in the New Testament? Then it hit me: Jesus is a cartoon character in the Apocalypse and the Revelation is the first comic book.
I like the implications. What do you think?