Listen, I think that we all know that controversy for the sake of controversy is never a good idea. It doesn’t ever pack the punch that I think most people who do it, think it does. BUT, Ahoy Comics is bringing back a controversial comic book, that also brought the humor! Being able to look at something that is controversial, and bring a smile to peoples’ faces, sometimes helps to bridge some of the gaps! The book comes to your local comic books shop on April 5th! So, go support your local small business, put it in your hold slot, and see if you think that the hype is real!
“Jesus Christ, the Son of God, tackles his biggest challenge in 2000 years: babysitting a child with super powers! Meanwhile, his roommate—the superhero called Sunstar—faces his greatest enemy, and his own guilt, in a court of law. Written and co-created by 2022 Eisner winner Mark Russell (Not All Robots, BILLIONAIRE ISLAND) with art by co-creator Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk.”
You welcomed Jesus with open arms in SECOND COMING. You marveled at his miraculous return in SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. Now the book that turned the comics industry upside-down with “quite a bit of humor…[and] a lot of heart” (The New York Times) is back for its third act with SECOND COMING: TRINITY. Written and co-created by 2022 Eisner winner Mark Russell (Not All Robots, BILLIONAIRE ISLAND) with art by co-creator Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk, SECOND COMING: TRINITY finds Jesus Christ, the Son of God, tackling his biggest challenge in 2000 years: babysitting a child with super powers! Meanwhile, his roommate—the superhero called Sunstar—faces his greatest enemy, and his own guilt, in a court of law. The first issue of the news series lands in stores this spring and will feature a cover by Richard Pace as well as a variant cover by Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Hey Kids! Comics!).
“If you haven’t read a SECOND COMING series and you think you know what it is, I guarantee you do not,” said AHOY Editor in Chief Tom Peyer. “The high concept of ‘What if Jesus lived with a superhero?’ is an arresting one, but it doesn’t begin to suggest what a wise, kind, and funny piece of work its creators have given us.”
“So much of what I’d planned from the beginning for the story of Sunstar and his roommate Christ happens in the upcoming fourth series, so I’m really glad we’ve made it this far,” said writer Mark Russell. “The biggest moments of this series are still ahead.”
“I’m really excited to join this team,” said editor Sarah Litt. “And I’m excited for the reader to meet the newest member of the family.”
“For the fans who’ve been waiting for that full issue fight between God and Sunstar, I’ve got some bad news for you…” said artist Richard Pace.