‘Second Coming’ is a new comic coming from DC Comics in March with writer Mark Russell and artist Richard Pace on board they plan to explore Jesus Christ coming back and being roomies with Sun Man, where it’s assumed that God thought Jesus should be more like Sun Man, a REAL hero. So Jesus has just become… Sun Man’s sidekick?
Bleeding Fool has discussed this project already here and here, but now that the public knows that DC Comics has commissioned the new title for an initial six-issue run, the projects has been met with opposition online. A petition launched on Citizen Go has branded Second Coming “inappropriate” and is calling on DC to cancel its release.
“Would DC Comics publish similar content about other religious leaders, such as Mohammed or Buddha?” the petition asks. “This content is inappropriate and blasphemous. It should be immediately pulled from your publishing schedule.” The petition has already amassed well over 100,000 signatures and has set itself a target of reaching 200,000.
DC Comics has so far failed to respond to the campaign, but you can check out the petition here. In my video below I go thru the drama and just exactly what everyone is so upset over.