An upcoming Vertigo Comics series introduces a brand-new superhero with his own Messiah complex -- which is appropriate, given that said hero is Jesus Christ himself.
DC Comics has released its advance solicitations for March 2019, including the debut issue of the new Vertigo series Second Coming by writer Mark Russell and artist Richard Pace. The new series sends the Son of God to Earth to learn how to be the savior of mankind by rooming with Superman-analogue Sun-Man. Upon his return, the Messiah is shocked to learn how his teachings have been subverted by humanity and sets out to make the world right. The advance solicit info and cover for the first issue illustrated by Amanda Conner are below:
SECOND COMING #1
- 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
- FC | MATURE READERS
- This issue will ship with two covers.
- Please see order form for details.
Russell and Pace's Second Coming #1 is scheduled to go on sale on March 6 from DC Comics.