Surprise! A New Jack Chick Comic Book

This is amazing, dear reader. Jack Chick was born in 1924. He’ll be 92 this year, and he’s still cranking out his unique material. His output has been slowing down in recent years, his “newsletter” hasn’t been updated for months, and one never knows when his last comic will appear. So we cheer whenever we see a new one.

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of Jack Chick. Kent Hovind cites him as an authority, and Chick cites Hovind. If you haven’t yet seen his comics, you can read them online using the links in this post: Creationist Comic Books. They’re classics — especially Big Daddy?

Chick’s new release is Keep The Secret. It’s about that mean ol’ devil, as he works to deceive us. The devil focuses his attention on a boy named Joe, who grows up to be an unbeliever.

There’s very little creationism in this one, but there are a few frames where Joe’s misguided teacher bans the bible from class, and where a professor tells him: “Life started millions of years ago completely by accident, in a universe what was smaller than a baseball.” The devil’s helpers discuss the situation, and one says to another: “Joe trusted evolution, not God, and became a jobless party animal!”

Ooooooooooooooh — how horrible! But that’s what evolution will do. As the comic goes on, we see that Joe’s mother is saved, and she tries to save Joe. What happens? We don’t want to spoil the suspense. You’ll have to read it for yourself.

As we’ve done before with posts about Jack Chick, we’re declaring this to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Talk about whatever you think is interesting — science, politics, philosophy, etc. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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15 responses to “Surprise! A New Jack Chick Comic Book

  1. michaelfugate

    Isn’t a Jack Chick comic an “intellect-free zone”?

    Does fire and brimstone convert people to Christianity?

  2. Good question. My impression is that fire and brimstone does not convert too many, but it does keep many who were born into the fold, in the fold.

  3. Fear . . . what a motivator!

  4. Jack Chick is, I think, the only person in the universe who would have a character say “Life started millions of years ago completely by accident, in a universe what was smaller than a baseball.” Not even wrong, to quote a famous physicist.

  5. michaelfugate

    Here’s another one for Ken Ham. Why not imagine the Ark were the equivalent of the Weasley’s magicked Ford Anglia – much bigger on the inside than it looked? Why not magic dust to put the animals to sleep like God did to Adam to remove a rib? Magic solves so many problems and is much more consistent with the OT thinking anyway.

  6. Our Curmudgeon notes that Jack Chick will

    be 92 this year, and he’s still cranking out his unique material

    An admirable feat indeed!

    But one must wonder if he doesn’t now get some help in the form of a ghost writer, probably with the job title of Holy Ghost Writer.

    If new Jack Chick strips start appearing which whine about Kitzmiller or insist there is no ‘junk’ DNA, then there will be no doubt about the Gerb’s new employment…

  7. See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/talk.origins/4r6SUoI6K3Q where you will find a link to Jack Chick explaining that radiometric dating is wrong because xenoliths from a recent eruption date to millions of years before present, while a living mollusc growing in a limestone cave has radiocarbon age of thousands of years. Chick even give citations of the original literature, which explain (I’m sure people here will immediately realise the explanation) why this is exactly what is being expected.

    I don’t imagine that Chick was the first to come up with this stuff, but he’s certainly helped spread it around.

  8. Jack Chick manages to know even less science than Kent Hovind.

  9. [SPOILER:] Oh … the new comic ends tragically! Joe goes to hell in the end! That’s what happens when you learn about evolution in school.

  10. Now I’m worried. Does college count?

  11. ‘Fraid so, A.B. Anyone who has eaten from that Tree of Knowledge is doomed. Sorry, but at least we will all have good company there for all eternity.

  12. The choice between going to Heaven with Jack Chick and going to the Lake of Fire with the nice commenters of this blog is not that hard. The latter will be far less boring in any respect.

  13. @Tomato Addict-
    This is not a new idea. It is mentioned in the Wikipedia article “Baculum”, citing an article from 2001.

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