DC Comics Cancels Upcoming Jesus Christ & Superman Analog Buddy Series “Second Coming” From DC Vertigo! Creators Looking For New Publisher!

DC Comics Cancels Upcoming Jesus Christ and Superman Analog Buddy Series “Second Coming” From DC Vertigo! Creators Looking For New Publisher!

DC Comics have advised retailors that the upcoming Second Coming series from DC Vertigo has been cancelled after a religious backlash over the depiction of Jesus Christ a sidekick to a Superman analog Sun-Man.

Writer Mark Russell commented on the cancellation and his plans for the series.

The text:

      The: DC/Vertigo’s cancellation of the orders for Second Coming, just so you know, DC did not do anything untoward to me. I asked for the rights back and they gracefully agreed. They’ve been a pleasure to work with and it will still be released, albeit with a different publisher.

OG DC Vertigo solicitations and covers follo.

      SECOND COMING #1
      written by MARK RUSSELL
      art by RICHARD PACE
      cover by AMANDA CONNER
      variant cover by TOM FOWLER

      Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.

      ON SALE 03.06.19
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | MATURE READERS

      SECOND COMING #2
      written by MARK RUSSELL
      art by RICHARD PACE
      cover by AMANDA CONNER

      An unexpected death leads to God showing off his heavenly kingdom to the son He wished He had, while the Son He has catches up on the earthly plane.

      ON SALE 04.03.19
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | MATURE READERS

THR adds:

      “The cancellation of Second Coming follows the December cancellation of another DC Vertigo series, Border Town, after writer and co-creator Eric M. Esquivel was accused of sexual abuse. Both Border Town and Second Coming were part of a high-profile relaunch of the DC Vertigo imprint in celebration of its 25th anniversary.”

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