Following news that DC has canceled the upcoming Vertigo ongoing series Second Coming, writer/co-creator Mark Russell is shopping the book around to other publishers.
"The: DC/Vertigo’s cancellation of the orders for Second Coming, just so you know, DC did not do anything untoward to me," Russell tweeted. "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."
Responding to a retailer who expressed concern, the writer publicly assured that the book would eventually be released.
"Thanks, but it’s going to be okay. I’ve already got other publishers interested and DC was really great at developing this title and super gracious about letting me have it back so I can get it published somewhere else. It’ll all work out," Russell wrote. "You’ll still get to read it and probably sooner than if it were still with Vertigo."
Before cancelation, DC/Vertigo intended for Second Coming #1 to be released March 6.
Back in 2007, a similiar situation occured where DC canceled the ongoing series The Boys after six issues due to what co-creator Garth Ennis said was unease with the adult nature and anti-superhero tone. Ennis and co-creator Darick Robertson received the full rights back from DC, taking it to Dynamite Entertainment where it resumed publication.