Christian comic publisher slams DC Comics for making a 'blasphemous' Jesus superhero

www.christianpost.com | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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A Christian comic publisher argued that a DC Comics graphic novel depicting Jesus as one of its newest superheroes is a “blasphemous joke.”

DC’s version of the story of Jesus in their upcoming series, “Second Coming,” should be reconsidered, Art Ayris believes.

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“We are all for responsible fiction, but dissing the deity of Jesus Christ and his monumental sacrifice for our sins is a tough pill to swallow. I sure hope they (DC) will reconsider this blatant move,” Ayris said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.

Ayris is the publisher of Kingstone Comics, the largest Christian comics publisher worldwide, known for publishing the most graphic comic adaptation ever, about the life of Jesus Christ. The trilogy is called "The Kingstone Bible." The company's graphic novels are available in over 30 languages.

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DC Comics' “Second Coming,” written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Richard Pace, is set to debut in March. According to a Comic Book Resources description, Jesus needs to return to earth to learn how to become the “true messiah” from a Superman-like character called Sun-man.

“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 superhero 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,” the description reads.

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Ayris argued that DC is presently having difficulty relating to a faith audience.

“Bruce Wayne fell away from the faith last year in Batman #53 where he has put aside believing in a deity. The DC comics character Nia Nal is the first transgender superhero...
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