A comic titled “Second Coming” featuring Jesus, the son of God, and a new superhero named Sun-Man is looking for a new home now that it is no longer being released by DC Vertigo Comics. The superhero was pulled because online critics called it blasphemous and inappropriate to show Jesus Christ depicted in a comic series. It was compared to the controversy that would have ensued if a comic about Buddha or other religious figures had been released by the comic studio.
The comic was written by Mark Russell and the art is drawn by Richard Pace. The announcement was made on their Twitter account. The comic story is about how Jesus teams up with Sun-Man and learns what it means to be a true Messiah of man. People on an online petition launched on CitizenGo were upset that Jesus was portrayed as a clueless superhero sidekick. The outrage came before anyone had a chance to read the comic.
This news comes days after DC announced it would be pulling back from releasing new titles this year after falling sales with the direct market because of an over saturation of new comics entering the market.
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 25, 2019
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