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DC comics cancels 'blasphemous' Jesus superhero series, 'Second Coming'
DC Comics announced the cancelation of the series “Second Coming” after nearly a quarter of a million Christians protested against it.
Cool - Reports - Book - Publisher - Retailers
Bleeding Cool reports that the popular comic book publisher informed retailers that they had decided against publishing the “Second Coming” series. Written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Richard Pace for DC Vertigo, the series was set to debut in March.
The series made headlines at the top of the year and was quickly labeled by many Christians as "blasphemous,” subsequently a petition to cancel the comic series went up on Citizens Go and garnered over 236,000 supporters.
Comic - Book - Resources - Russell - Idea
According to Comic Book Resources, Russell mixed in his own idea of Christianity in the animated work by claiming that Jesus needed 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 comic description reads.
DC - Comics - Board - Series - Plans
Although DC Comics was initially on board to publish the series, plans have now changed and a mutual decision between DC/Vertigo, Russell and Pace was made to drop the comic and go elsewhere.
“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...
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