Second Coming by Mark Russell and Richard Pace will be published by Ahoy Comics beginning on July 10, 2018
You may be aware that, last month, DC/Vertigo cancelled the previously announced series Second Coming. It was solicited as a satire that puts a newly Earth-bound Jesus Christ as a roommate to Sun-Man, the “Superman” character of the world that it is set in. While the comic was announced in July of 2018, a fundamentalist backlash began in January of this year, and the creators were offered the opportunity to take the book to another publisher.
Thankfully they have found a new publisher, and it is one of our favorites here at PCS. Ahoy Comics launched its first wave of books last year, and they were excellent. The second wave is set for this spring, and it looks just as good. For us, here in the comics section of PCS, this is the equivalent of two of our favorite actors getting married!!!
We have been excited about this series since the initial announcement. We have been in contact with the creators and other people involved in the book and have heard nothing but excellent things about the plans for story. The move to Ahoy and the delay in publication has allowed the team to make some interesting changes and bring in additional talent.
When we reached out for comment, the Pace said the pair was a bit swamped but that the response to the announcement has been “remarkably positive today!”
Look for this book to show up in our review columns in the near future.
The original solicitation for the book was:
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.
The news was originally reported by George Gene Gustines at the New York Times. Take a moment to read his excellent article.