Jesus Christ won’t be returning, at least not via DC Comics

Jesus Christ won’t be returning, at least not via DC Comics February 17, 2019

Buckling under pressure from enraged Christians, DC Comics has announced that it’s pulled the plug on a planned series called Second Coming, in which Jesus returns as a superhero.

More than 233,000 people signed a petition that says:

Can you imagine the media and political uproar if DC Comics was altering and poking fun at the story of Muhammad … or Buddha?

This blasphemous content should not be tolerated. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. His story should not be ridiculed for the sake of selling comic books.

There will, no doubt, be another petition because the series writer, Mark Russell, has indicated that another publisher is ready to take on Second Coming.

He said of DC Comics:

I asked for the rights back and they gracefully agreed. They’ve been a pleasure to work with and it will still be released, albeit with a different publisher.

Second Coming tells of Jesus coming back to Earth to fight evil alongside Sun-Man. The series plot described Christ as having limitations in knowledge and power.

The plot summary for the first issue, due out in March, said:

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 superhero 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.

Prior to the cancellation, Russell had given more details about the plot: Jesus doesn’t know everything that is taking place on Earth until He arrives.

God was so upset with the fact that he got crucified the last time that he wouldn’t even let him look through the celestial keyhole at Earth to keep up. He still gets to talk to people when they come to Heaven so he has a rough idea of what’s going on down there. He doesn’t know how sideways things have gone until he’s come down to Earth and sees it for himself.

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  • WallofSleep

    “This blasphemous content should not be tolerated. Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

    Oh, FFS! It’s potentially heretical, not blasphemous. You gormless snowflakes can’t even get your panties in a bunch properly.

    “There will, no doubt, be another petition because the series writer, Mark Russell, has indicated that another publisher is ready to take on Second Coming.”

    The solution is simple: have Dark Horse publish it, then no one will know it exists.

    I kid, I loved Dark Horse Comics back in the day.

  • Zetopan

    The religious fanatics are always amazingly consistent in trying to defend their fairy tales. The actual evidence for a “first coming” is so non-existent that it must be taken on faith and yet they’re worried about someone misrepresenting an alleged “second coming” in a comic book? Those biblical fables are strictly comic book material!

  • barriejohn

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God. His story should not be ridiculed…

    I really don’t know what to say in response to those remarks!

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    and if this was a comic about Muhammad then the same people who are currently shouting down the rafters would be championing free speech on defense of publication, because consistency is not something they are good at.

  • barriejohn

    They don’t understand the concept of irony, either. They ridicule the Mohammedans over their hysterical objections to every supposed slight, and then behave like this.

  • Kit Hadley-Day

    quite

  • CoastalMaineBird

    I think ridicule is the only proper response.

  • Heaven forbid the imprint that published Preacher and Lobo’s Back would poke fun at religion

  • rationalobservations?

    The major problem for all things “Jesus cult” is that there is no authentic and original, 1st century originated historical evidence that any man named “Jesus” existed and no historical record at all that validates any of the diverse and very different, confused and contradictory legends of “Jesus” that first appeared centuries after the time in which they are set.

    There are millions of undetected and undetectable gods, goddesses and god-men among which the originally Canaanite god “Yahweh” and Roman’s god-man “Jesus” appear nothing unique, original or special and there is no evidence of the existence of any of the millions of undetected and undetectable gods, goddesses and god-men among which the originally Canaanite god “Yahweh” and Roman’s god-man “Jesus” appear nothing special.

    It’s not that we atheists pretend to know that any particular god does not exist. We observe there is no evidence of the existence of any gods, goddesses and god-men, (including the one(s) you fail to justify or excuse) and simply do not pretend to “know” that any of the millions of undetected and undetectable gods do exist.

    Again (for those who have not read this before):
    Christians are often baffled how atheists could deny the existence of their originally Canaanite god, “Yahweh” and Roman god-man “Jesus”, but they really shouldn’t be. Christians deny thousands of the very same undetectable and undetected gods, goddesses and god-men that atheists deny. Atheists just deny one more god than Christians do (or is that three gods and countless demigod “Cherubim” “angels”, “saints” and other ridiculous imaginary assorted beings, maybe?).

    It’s not that we atheists are “anti” any of the many millions of gods and goddesses that have been invented by men to gain power and wealth for themselves down the ages. We simply do not believe in any and all of them. I wonder if any unreconstructed religionists are “anti” Zeus, Odin, Apollo, Quetzalcoatl, Pratibhanapratisamvit, (Buddhist goddess of context analysis), Acat, (Mayan god of tattoo artists). Or Tsa’qamae, north american god of salmon migration, or any of the millions of other undetectable and undetected totally imaginary deities among which the Judaeo/christian gods appear nothing special and about which there is nothing unique or original? Some religionists accuse atheists of hating their god but hating an imaginary entity would appear as ridiculous as believing in it.

    Atheists and religionists are not so different, after all! Let us celebrate our vast agreement on the non-existence of millions of undetected and undetectable gods and other hypothetical and imaginary beings!

    As for any of the many diverse and different creation myths (including the two contradictory creation myths in GEN 1 and GEN 2)? There is nothing that the science of cosmology has discovered that corresponds to any of the myths that were invented by ignorant ancient barbarians.

    The infinite 13,820,000,000 year old universe has been measured and inspected and we have images of the hot dense young universe as it was shortly after it emerged and started the rapid and accelerating expansion we observe and continue to measure today.
    We understand the material evolution of the universe and accept the growing mountain of evidence that confirms the fact of 4,000,000,000 years of past, current and ongoing biological evolution of life on Earth.

    The alternative to understanding science and accepting the fact of evolution is not creationism – it is ignorance and superstition.
    https://cdn.solacore.net/upload/2018-01-05/dc1a4315-b3ea-4102-9078-5b49cde3572d.jpg
    https://www.no-gods-no-masters.com/images_designs/religion-is-like-a-penis-its-fine-to-have-one-its-fine-to-be-proud-of-it-but-please-dont-whip-it-out-and-start-waving-it-around-in-public-and-please-dont-try-to-shove-it-down-my-childrens-throats-d0012756601.png

  • Fred Rickson

    DC Comics probably could have published it with the disclaimer that “only folks with an I.Q. greater than 75 are allowed to by this comic book.

  • EquaYona

    What a brain dead premise for a comic book.

  • Ralph Meyer

    Given that historically speaking, Jesus has been dead for more than 2000 years, the notion that he’ll be coming again as with most religious mythologies is, on the basis of reality’s evidence, ridiculous. And a comic book with this nonsense? How utterly stupid!

  • Ralph Meyer

    As someone once said, the only difference between a Christian believer and an atheist or agnostic is that the atheist or agnostic believes in one less god, since Christians are obviously atheists when it comes to Jove, Athena, Mars, Poseidon, Thor, etc…

  • Ralph Meyer

    It really should have been ‘folks with an IQ LESS than 75…as given the mythologies religionists believe, it generally takes an unthinking person or idiot to accept them.

  • barriejohn

    Funnily enough, Terry Sanderson posted this clip tonight:

    https://youtu.be/B1YiDN8MT9w

  • EllyR

    After Thor (-son of Odin-) was a comics and movie hero, it is a big honor for jesus to follow in the footsteps…

  • Jim X

    Looking forward to the episode where Jesus finds out he’s Republican…and is forced to carry a gun, drive a pickup truck, and attend anti abortion rallies.

  • rationalobservations?

    Atheists and religionists are not so different, after all! Let us celebrate our vast agreement on the non-existence of millions of undetected and undetectable gods and other hypothetical and imaginary beings!

    https://monicksunleashed.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/99-percent-atheist.jpg

  • rationalobservations?

    The major problem for all things “Jesus” cult is that there is no historical trace of the existence of “Jesus” from within the 1st century and all the diverse and different, confused and contradictory myths and legends cannot be traced back to earlier than the 4th century and those first 4th century prototype bibles are very significantly different from any circulating today.

    The oldest/first politico-corporate business of “christianity” (that was also founded in the 4th century) agrees:

    “Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted.”
    (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)

    The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings,

    “the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled” (Catholic Encyclopedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels “do not go back to the first century of the Christian era”
    – (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, p. 137, pp. 655-6).

    This statement conflicts with priesthood assertions that the earliest Gospels were progressively written during the decades following the death of the Gospel Jesus Christ.

    In a remarkable aside, the Church further admits that,
    “the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD”
    – (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).

    http://www.ancientpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/oldestbiblelent3.jpg

  • rationalobservations?

    You remind me of another son of a god who performed amazing feats, was hailed as a saviour of mankind, was killed but rose again from the dead to join his father in immortality for eternity. His name was Herakles/Hercules and his story is similar to many other god-men that were plagiarised in the 4th century and more recently in different human fiction of another god-man that some amazingly still believe in o this day.

    https://monicksunleashed.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/99-percent-atheist.jpg

  • Too bad, I could totez see JEEZUZ with his posse* cleansing the Temple with REAL FIRE and brimstone!

    * Not those wimply apostolichoboz. No, I’m talkin’ his destroyer angels. They would fuck somebody’s shit up 4EVVVVVVAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Damn, Kevin Sorbo’s gettin’ a bit long in the tooth but he woulda made a great “older” JEEZUZ–great for flashbacks and shit.

    Look at all the other people who might get to parade through the bitpart door.

    Gary Busey, David Duke. any number of the Trumpligulyn family creosote bush…

  • Well said. It’s people like you who do this that lets me have the pleasure of using shorthand–they’re fucking idiots, liars, charlatans and marks.

  • Their biggest mistake was having the superheroes in that image picking on poor, beleagured WHITE men.

    If they wuz moozies, jooz or teh brown–well, shit, “HELLO-Ragnorak, meet Armageddon–mothafuckahz!”.

  • Nevermind having sex with women JUST BECAUSE he’s a man.

  • rationalobservations?

    It worked for the team of anonymous scribes who wrote the first prototype bibles in the late 4th century.
    Those original bibles are of course, very significantly different in content from the ones in circulation today, but fiction still has a following no matter how ridiculous and unbelievable it is.