RIP Jack Chick, father of the Satanic Panic

Things Jack Chick hated (a partial list): Dungeons and Dragons, Roman Catholics, Freemasons, Muslims, Jews and Satan.

The paranoid, hateful minicomics pioneer is now dead. No one will say how he came to be dead.

Chick Publications has released over twenty-three full-color "Chick comics" since its founding. They are full-size comic books and most were first published between 1974 and 1985. The first eleven form the Crusader comics series, which follows the stories of two fundamentalist Christians and addresses topics such as the occult, Bible prophecy, and the theory of evolution.[21] Six comics present the testimony of anti-Catholic activist Alberto Rivera, who said that, as a Jesuit priest, he had become privy to many secrets about the Roman Catholic Church. Among Rivera's statements: He says the Catholic Church created Islam,[22] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[23] as well as the Jehovah's Witnesses.[24] He also says the Catholic Church was responsible for the Holocaust,[25][26][27] the founding of Communism, Nazism, and the Ku Klux Klan; starting the World Wars;[25] masterminding the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Great Depression and the assassinations of U.S. Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy.[25] There are also three independent comics, one telling stories from the King James Version of the Bible (Chick is pro-King James Onlyism), one relaying the statements of Charles Chiniquy regarding Catholicism, and one detailing Chick's opinions on Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[21]

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  1. LDoBe says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    He ruined so many people's lives thanks to the satanic panic bullshit.

    It's kind of ironic. If the xtians didn't foam themselves up into the satanic panic, it would have saved a lot of innocent people decades of imprisonment.

  2. Naw, he's in hell with Phyllis Schlafly and Fred Phelps, trying to figure out what the fuck happened. (Assuming there is a hell, of course.)

  3. Livin' it up when we're...

  4. I played D&D, listened to metal, watched all the bad movies, smoked, drank, consorted with liberals and Catholics and Mormons and Wiccans. Nothing, Nada. No worldly power, no wealth to corrupt me, never even got invited to any cool rituals.

    Lies, Jack Chick. Lies and Disappointment.

  5. Not really, as it actually ruined lives, for example:

    In the abstract, it's a funny thing. In reality, kind of not.

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