When Jesus Returns in DCs “Second Coming”

Well here’s a thing. Jesus Christ is due to feature in a new DC comic series called “Second Coming”. I’m going to save you the trip to Snopes. This is indeed happening. According to the DC website:

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.

DC Website

Yes… About Sun-Man – This is going to be part of the DC Vertigo line which is geared toward more mature readers, and also seems to involve less of the “mainstream” superheroes. Therefore the Sun-Man / Superman thing.

There are cries in various corners of the internet that this is blasphemous. According to CBN…

But Second Coming is closer to blasphemous than biblical. Instead of a biblical account of Christ’s return, it depicts Jesus as a failure who disappointed God by getting crucified when he first walked the earth. He is sent back to learn how to be a real Messiah by learning from the superhero “Sun-Man.”

CBN News

Can I suggest something?

Can we perhaps at least wait for something to be released, and possibly read it before proclaiming it to be blasphemous? I guess by reading it, we could almost have a sensible conversation about it? I don’t know exactly what it covers, but the CBN article goes onto talk about how Jesus doesn’t recognise himself in modern day Church advertising.

While I’m sure its not all great, I wonder if there will be areas that could speak to the church and about the church? It would be nice if we could have a sensible conversation about those things.

The Second Coming could be all a load of rubbish. I’ve not read it yet. But if it is a load of rubbish, can we please not get all “Burn The Heretics” over it? Please?

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