DC's Superhero Jesus Comedy SECOND COMING Canceled

DC Comics March 2019 solicitations
Credit: DC Entertainment
Credit: DC Entertainment

DC has informed retailers that the upcoming Vertigo series Second Coming has been canceled, and that "these issues will not be resolicited."

The publisher did not share the reason for the decision. However, this comes after an online petition asking that the series be "pulled" due to it being "inappropriate and blasphemous" with its usage of the religious figure Jesus Christ. At last count, the petition was signed by over 227,000 individuals.

The series was planned as an ongoing title, debuting March 6.

Here is the solicitation for the first two issues:

Credit: DC Entertainment

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

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