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DC Comics has cancelled the Vertigo comic Second Coming ahead of its planned March release. Written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Richard Pace, the series attracted controversy for its planned portrayal of Jesus. FOX News ran a story about the comic, and the group CitizenGO gathered over 200,000 signatures on a petition protesting the publication.

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Russell addressed the cancellation on Twitter, assuring fans that “DC did not do anything untoward,” and that the book will now be shopped to a different publisher.

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Pace also tweeted in agreement with Russell, including some interior art from the book as well:

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The original solicitation for Second Coming read as follows:


  • 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

Russell still works for DC as writer on the new Wonder Twins comic, which debuted this week.

Do you think DC made the right move here? Will you look for Second Coming wherever it finally ends up? Comment below!

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