History Comicbook / ChickTracts

24th Jun '17 5:44:17 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The wealthy, crooked managers and senior partners at [[AmoralAttorney Shyster & Shwindle]] in the "Just One More" tract. If Jewish, they are also an example of the GreedyJew trope.



* DepravedHomosexual: In the Jack Chick universe, being a homosexual is apparently synonymous with being a drifting, shamelessly promiscuous swinger unable to form any kind of commitment. The only reason any of them seek government recognition for gay marriage is that [[ForTheEvulz they know it'll upset Christians]]. In addition, they feel that using the word "queer" is a sign of insanity and that anyone who disagrees with their agenda should be sent to prison.

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* DepravedBisexual: Among the specific examples of her sins, the bad girl in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1072/1072_01.asp "You Have a Date"]] is strongly implied to have had lesbian liaisons in college, though she has also been married to (at least) two men.
* DepravedHomosexual: In the Jack Chick universe, being a homosexual is apparently synonymous with being a drifting, shamelessly promiscuous swinger unable to form any kind of commitment. The only reason any of them seek government recognition for gay marriage is that [[ForTheEvulz they know it'll upset Christians]].Christians (and God)]]. In addition, they feel that using the word "queer" is a sign of insanity and that anyone who disagrees with their agenda should be sent to prison.


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* InsaneAdmiral: The lieutenant-general in "How to Get Rich!"
-->The world's financial picture is ''so bad'', the only thing that can save us from total collapse... [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Is an all-out, full-scale thermonuclear war!]]
16th Jun '17 7:39:30 AM xcountryguy
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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator he is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power and thus send him to hell. [[spoiler: The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].

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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator he is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power and thus send him to hell. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].



* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Famously in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp This Was Your Life]]," the recently deceased main character is surprised to be welcomed into the afterlife with a movie of everything he has ever done played on a big screen in front of {{God}}, the angels, and every single person in heaven to be judged. He is mortified [[spoiler: and then gets sent to Hell]].

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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Famously in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp This Was Your Life]]," the recently deceased main character is surprised to be welcomed into the afterlife with a movie of everything he has ever done played on a big screen in front of {{God}}, the angels, and every single person in heaven to be judged. He is mortified [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then gets sent to Hell]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1063/1063_01.asp this tract]], the protagonist, Joe Bronson, who has been established as only caring about money, is all set to convert to Christianity, until his Christian aunt (Louise), who is a multimillionaire, dies and leaves him all her money. Joe then decides that [[GenreBlindness he doesn't need to accept Jesus as his aunt saved him from poverty]]. [[spoiler: He dies in a sudden storm that hits the next night, and so goes to Hell.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1063/1063_01.asp this tract]], the protagonist, Joe Bronson, who has been established as only caring about money, is all set to convert to Christianity, until his Christian aunt (Louise), who is a multimillionaire, dies and leaves him all her money. Joe then decides that [[GenreBlindness he doesn't need to accept Jesus as his aunt saved him from poverty]]. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He dies in a sudden storm that hits the next night, and so goes to Hell.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: The angels and the devils in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp The Assignment]]" repeatedly revise their plans to ensure that Cathy Hillman witnesses to Charles Bishop and prevent her from doing so, respectively. For example, the devils have an insurance man named Irving plan to pitch a policy to Bishop, but the angels give him a flat tire and prevent him from using the phone by having an old woman tie it up. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding Bishop dies before he can convert, and thus is sent to hell.]]]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: The angels and the devils in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp The Assignment]]" repeatedly revise their plans to ensure that Cathy Hillman witnesses to Charles Bishop and prevent her from doing so, respectively. For example, the devils have an insurance man named Irving plan to pitch a policy to Bishop, but the angels give him a flat tire and prevent him from using the phone by having an old woman tie it up. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding Bishop dies before he can convert, and thus is sent to hell.]]]]
9th Jun '17 2:06:42 PM Delphi
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On October 23, 2016, Jack died at the age of 92. Publications, however, will continue as normal.

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On October 23, 2016, Jack died at the age of 92. [[OutlivedItsCreator Publications, however, will continue as normal.]]
27th May '17 2:44:51 PM IdumeanPatriot
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** Some readers might think it harsh that incorrect theologies more generally will damn even sincere Christian believers. [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0095/0095_01.asp "Reverend Wonderful"]] features an example, a Protestant minister who is perhaps a little too full of himself, but never does anything overtly villainous, let alone criminal. He is condemned, not even for his pride, but because he did not put sufficient emphasis on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sola_fide justification by faith alone]] in his preaching.
12th May '17 9:19:34 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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In other words, this setting is a very dark fantasy world, comparable to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', although with less graphic violence (and with a bit of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' thrown in). Unlike Games Workshop, however, the people behind chick.com seem to believe their own message. Some people [[PoesLaw insist that it must be some kind of parody]]. However, Jack Chick himself has given one interview where he claims to be totally serious. Honest or not, he did seem to make a lot of money from people who buy large quantities of his tracts with their own money and then hand them out free of charge to friends and random strangers in the hope that this act will eventually spare a few souls from the horrors of hell.

Meanwhile, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Chick's efforts have inspired many parodies, and he was featured as the subject of the documentary, ''[[http://store.documentarychannel.com/product-p/449.htm God's Cartoonist.]]''

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In other words, this setting is a very dark fantasy world, comparable to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', although with less graphic violence (and with a bit of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' thrown in). Unlike Games Workshop, however, the people behind chick.com seem to believe their own message. Some people [[PoesLaw insist that it must be some kind of parody]]. However, Jack Chick himself has given gave one interview where he claims claimed to be totally serious. Honest or not, he did seem to make a lot of money from people who buy large quantities of his tracts with their own money and then hand them out free of charge to friends and random strangers in the hope that this act will eventually spare a few souls from the horrors of hell.

Meanwhile, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Chick's efforts have inspired many parodies, and he was featured as the subject of the documentary, ''[[http://store.documentarychannel.com/product-p/449.htm God's Cartoonist.]]''
12th May '17 9:18:17 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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''Chick Tracts'' are short, evangelical comic books that primarily exist in the form of very small printed albums - small enough to easily fit into a wallet. However, most of the tracts are also available for free at their home website [[http://www.chick.com Chick.com.]] The author called himself Jack Thomas Chick. This may or may not be a pseudonym.

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''Chick Tracts'' are short, evangelical comic books that primarily exist in the form of very small printed albums - small enough to easily fit into a wallet. However, most of the tracts are also available for free at their home website [[http://www.chick.com Chick.com.]] The author called himself Jack Thomas Chick. This may or may not be have been a pseudonym.
26th Apr '17 5:31:11 AM MitchellProductions
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: Whether for murdering, stealing, or occasionally telling a small lie, you deserve to go to Hell if you don't accept Jesus-and conversely, you'll go to Heaven if you do.

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* AllCrimesAreEqual: Whether for murdering, stealing, or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking occasionally telling a small lie, lie]], you deserve to go to Hell if you don't accept Jesus-and conversely, you'll go to Heaven if you do.
15th Apr '17 10:25:39 PM redandready45
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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator his is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power. [[spoiler: The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].

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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator his he is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power.power and thus send him to hell. [[spoiler: The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].
9th Apr '17 5:41:02 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: Paul in "The Last Generation". Overlaps with EtTuBrute, as he is Connie's brother.



* LesCollaborateurs: Paul in "The Last Generation". Overlaps with EtTuBrute, as he is Connie's brother.
9th Apr '17 8:06:50 AM Valiona
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* TheBadGuyWins: Fairly often, Satan and his minions succeed in capturing a soul.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Fairly often, Satan and his minions succeed in capturing a soul.soul, reflecting Chick's belief that most people will go to hell.



* BrutalHonesty: Typically exercised by the Christians over whether the unsaved have gone to hell. Oscar in "The Slugger" mentions that "a '''real''' friend had the '''guts''' to tell (him he) was a sinner on (his) way to hell."

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* BrutalHonesty: Typically exercised by the Christians over whether the unsaved have gone to hell. Oscar in "The Slugger" mentions that "a '''real''' friend had the '''guts''' to tell (him he) was a sinner on (his) way to hell."" Oscar himself has the guts to tell his boss, a famous baseball player, that he's nothing without Christ, and that he'll go to Hell if he doesn't convert.



* EnfantTerrible: Harry Garner in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1033/1033_01.asp Fairy Tales?]]"

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* EnfantTerrible: EnfantTerrible:
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Harry Garner in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1033/1033_01.asp Fairy Tales?]]"Tales?]]"
** Bobby in "[[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0094/0094_01.asp The Last Generation]]", who enthusiastically talks about animal sacrifices, disrespects and threatens his parents, and even turns in his own grandfather for a reward.



** Same goes with the grandfather in "The Last Generation".



* VillainousBreakdown: In "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp Angels?]]", Lew Siffer, despite being calm and in control for the entire tract, save for angrily reminding the band that they belong to him, loses it when Tom prays for forgiveness.
-->'''Lew Siffer''': STOP THAT! What do you think you're doing? Remember, you're mine!



* WithFriendsLikeThese: Danny O'Hara's friends stop coming by after a short period of time when he's in the hospital with cancer, and this and other tracts imply that friends aren't worth going to hell for, especially if they abandon you only for being a Christian. [[DontShootTheMessage This can be read as basically saying that you shouldn't let other people, even those you like, sway you to abandon your convictions]].

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: WithFriendsLikeThese:
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Danny O'Hara's friends stop coming by after a short period of time when he's in the hospital with cancer, and this and other tracts imply that friends aren't worth going to hell for, especially if they abandon you only for being a Christian. [[DontShootTheMessage This can be read as basically saying that you shouldn't let other people, even those you like, sway you to abandon your convictions]].convictions]].
** This exchange in Angels. It's the first sign that the group's falling apart and Don doesn't care.
-->'''Tom''': Hey, Don, have you seen Bobby? He's skin and bones. He looks like death.
-->'''Don''': So he's got AIDS. Big deal! We'll replace him.
-->'''Tom''': But he used to be your best friend.
-->'''Don''': So who needs friends?



** Naturally, all of Satan's followers end up going to Hell with him.

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** Naturally, all of Satan's followers end up going to Hell with him. A few tracts involve him making fun of his followers for believing him.
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