According to the New York Times, AHOY Comics will be publishing Mark Russell and Richard Pace’s Second Coming comics series.
The previous DC/Vertigo comic title was cancelled three weeks before its released date back in 2018, after an online petition asking DC Comics to cancel the series reached more than 235,000 signatures.
Second Coming follows Jesus Christ as he returns to Earth to learn about what it takes to be “the true messiah.” As part of that, the Christian son of God becomes roommates with a superhero known as Sun-Man.
[Second Coming is respectful to what Christians] profess to believe,” Russell told NYT. “It’s not as respectful as to what they actually do. It’s not a satire of Christ so much as it is a satire on how his followers of the last 2,000 years have turned his message of forgiveness and empathy into one of power and domination, which is as un-Christlike as one can possibly imagine.”
AHOY will publish the Second Coming as a six-issue series. The comic book series will debut this summer.