Danny Wormwood is a popular television producer in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, with a reputation for creating hard-hitting if profane entertainment.
He's also the Antichrist.
Danny's having a pretty good time of things, though, and isn't interested in participating in the Apocalypse. Many people would like to convince him otherwise.
''Wormwood'' is a horror/comedy series from Creator/AvatarPress by GarthEnnis, Jacen Burrows, and Oscar Jimenez, which currently consists of two miniseries (the second of which, ''The Last Battle'', took about [[ScheduleSlip eighteen months to ship six issues]]) and a one-shot, ''The Last Enemy''. Despite Ennis's high profile, ''Wormwood'' is surprisingly obscure even among Ennis's fans.
* AffablyEvil: Satan.
* AuthorTract: It's not the entire reason the book exists, but the first issue of the first series has some very pointed commentary about the life and works of Christ.
* BlackBestFriend: Wormwood's friend Jay is the SecondComing of Christ, although he's not often entirely lucid. Because he has severe brain damage as the result of a cop caving in the side of his head with a nightstick. Lift the dreadlocks on his right temple and you can see a three-inch scar. His daddy sent him to Earth in the freaking sixties. PoliceBrutality at its finest.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Pope "Jacko" is casually racist, spends most of his time banging women wearing habits, [[spoiler: steals blood from altar boys]], and pals around with Satan when nobody's looking, but even ''he'' gets pissed off about pedophile priests.
--->"...and by the way, Cardinal O'Leary, it'd be a fucksight ''easier'' for the head of the Catholic church to tell ''anyone anything''--if CUNTS LIKE YOU '''WEREN'T FUCKIN' RAPIN' KIDS ALL THE TIME'''!"
** Not much of a standard - he's not really pissed about them being pedophiles so much as he's pissed about having to deal with the fallout.
* FlatWhat: To round out the page count of ''The Last Battle'', Ennis has included two two-page shorts, both of which are in the worst possible taste.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Heaven is constructed largely by its inhabitants' expectations, so it quite resembles the well-populated theme park of popular fiction, complete with St. Peter standing at the gate.
--->"You guys wanna come to the show tonight? We got Creator/BillHicks opening for Hendrix. No cover."
* FunctionalMagic: Wormwood can do pretty much anything he wants... but if he's trying to do it to a mortal, or if he's on Earth at the time, he can only use his power once a day. We've never seen him do anything particularly remarkable with it, but there's no stated limit to it either.
* JesusWasWayCool: Jay's the single most sympathetic and likable character in the book, and in the rare event that you get to hear him explain his beliefs, he actually makes a great deal of sense.
* LivingLieDetector: It's impossible to lie in Jay's presence. If you try, you simply cannot finish the sentence.
* MisaimedFandom: In a weird sort of in-universe way. Every time a Satanist approached Danny as a kid, they turned up dead from a heart attack or brain tumor shortly thereafter, with a "traumatized" Danny unable to explain what had happened.
* SecondComing: What Jay is supposed to represent.
* TakeThat: The Catholic church, self-consciously "shocking" cable television shows, the Catholic church, ''Franchise/StarWars'' and its fans, right-wing talk radio hosts, shock journalism, GeorgeWBush, and, by the way, the Catholic church.
* TalkingAnimal: As Danny tells Maggie, he was down by the pier one day and saw a bunch of kids tormenting a rabbit. He hit the rabbit with his once-a-day mojo and the rabbit immediately became sentient and gained the ability to speak. The result is Jimmy: a proficient hacker and film buff with a Brooklyn accent who also happens to be a brown rabbit.
* VillainousFriendship: Pope Jacko and Satan get on quite well together.