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Comic Book / God Nose

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First printing cover

God Nose is a 42-page American comic book published in 1964 by Jack "Jaxon" Jackson. Considered the first true example of Underground Comics, the comic features God as a bearded old man with a crown, usually having discussions with his son Jesus about the world.

Jaxon did the first printing of God Nose by secretly using printers in the Texas state government in-house print shop. Three more printings were done later by Rip Off Press from 1969 to 1971; the whole comic was reprinted in"Underground Classics #6" in 1988.

This comic book contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Accidental Pervert: God actually teleports into the bedroom of a couple having sex.
  • Cool Crown: God wears one.
  • God Is Flawed: God is shown to have self-doubts throughout the comic.
  • Grandpa God: Played straight. God is depicted as a bearded old man with glasses and a gold crown.
  • Jesus Was Crazy: Jesus is depicted as a Cloud Cuckoolander; at one point, he decides to become a folk singer and in a later panel, he's shown performing in a club to a Beatnik audience.
  • Take That!: Mostly averted. While some evangelical Christians may take offense at God Nose, the comic is not really a rant against God or religion.
  • Trope Makers: Usually considered the first of Underground Comics