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"Late last year, DC Comics announced that its Vertigo imprint would publish Second Coming, a satirical comic book series in which Jesus Christ is forced to learn to be humanity's savior from a superhero named Sun-Man. Today, series writer Mark Russell revealed that the series will not be released by DC after all.
That being said, the comic has not been outright canceled. Russell has assured that the comic will still be released, just by a different publisher. Moreover, he explained that this is a decision that was reached amicably."

Source: https://www.cbr.com/jesus-christ-second-coming-cancelled-dc-comics/

Date: 2019-02-14 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
May want to change the headline from "Cancels" to "Passes on," as it seems that would be more accurate.

Date: 2019-02-14 02:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thosefew
How about, "Pass over"?

Date: 2019-02-14 04:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
I'm glad to hear that it will be resurrected elsewhere.

Date: 2019-02-14 11:01 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
No matter where it's published, it'll make someone very cross.

Date: 2019-02-14 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
each word in this sentence is weirder than the previous one.

Date: 2019-02-14 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
The article I read indicated that it was the decision of the creators to not have this published by DC

Date: 2019-02-14 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
Man, I totally read the title as "DC Cancels Jesus Christ Superstar comic"

Date: 2019-02-14 06:52 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
You too?

I would totally love that comic.

Date: 2019-02-15 03:28 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Same! That would be great!

Jesus Christ!
Superstar!
Riding down the street on his Yamaha!

Date: 2019-02-14 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Not sure why this comic would be any more blasphemous than all the other comics starring Jesus.

Like, censorship is wrong obviously, but even if you think it's right, why focus on that comic in particular when there are at least a dozen similar ones?

Date: 2019-02-14 07:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
A) winning the culture war
B) DC is a big company owned by a big company and more sensitive to bad publicity than publishers who make their name with books like this.

Date: 2019-02-14 07:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
IDK, the most recent Jesus comic I can think of is Wormwood, which comes from a company whose most successful comic amounts to glorified guro porn.

(There is the Preacher show but I just think no one even cares about that to muster up any outrage. Hitler is a supporting character on that show and it didn't even make a blip on the cultural radar.)

Date: 2019-02-14 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] onsokumaru
I'm guessing chrtistianism watchdogs felt like they were losing the censorship race after islam watchdogs had the "A Suicide Bomber Sits in the Library" comics cancelled last year and the artist of "La vie de Mahomet (Life of Muhammad)" murdered four years ago.
So they are now more agressive than ever.

Date: 2019-02-14 07:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Wonder what other religious comics we'll see soon. The Adventures of Super Buddha? Aisha Loves Muhammad?

Date: 2019-02-15 05:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sisterofbloomerjunior
"Flying Spaghetti Monster and Pink Unicorn's Funtime Sunshine Quest for the Chocolate Teapot!"

Date: 2019-02-15 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
IIRC there's an anime (manga? Both?) where Jesus and Buddha are roommates. I assume it will NEVER make its way to the US for obvious reasons

Date: 2019-02-15 01:20 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Both. Also a live action series. Saint Young Men.

Date: 2019-02-15 07:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
Reading between the lines, it sounds like DC was willing to publish it but was imposing changes to make it less offensive, which Mark Russell wasn't happy about, so he moved it to a different publisher.

Date: 2019-02-15 10:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] malitia
I would just like for publishers to stop cancelling / dropping titles after they already solicited them. And absolutely positively not after they solicited them repeatedly.

Date: 2019-02-15 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
The ones that really annoy me are the collection cancelations. They already paid the creative team, they have the material... just print the stupid thing.

I assume they cancelled the collections for Books of Magic and Sandman Mystery Theater that were supposed to come put last year but they did a lousy job of communicating it. Also pretty annoyed that the previous aborted attempt to collect them made it farther into the series.

Date: 2019-02-15 09:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Clearly history79 doesn't work for the news industry (or at least certain parts of it) or the title would read "Second coming cancelled! Says DC."

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