Thursday, March 14, 2019

Comic Book With Jesus as a Character Finds a New Publisher

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By George Gene Gustines
Detail ofhe cover of the first issue of Second Coming drawn by Richard Pace.
Second Coming, a comic-book series with Jesus Christ as a character, is getting a second chance after DC Comics canceled it last month before its release. The series, written by Mark Russell and drawn by Richard Pace, will be published by AHOY Comics this summer. In the satirical comic, Jesus has a superhero roommate named Sunstar and learns what has become of his Gospel on earth. Russell said his inspiration for Second Coming was to tell a story about power, in particular about how society “has fetishized physical violence and force as being the solution to every problem.” There was no adverse reaction until January, when news about the comic was reported by outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Headlines and Fox News. [More]
The cover of the first issue of Second Coming is by Amanda Conner. The series is written by Mark Russell and drawn by Richard Pace. AHOY Comics