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Second Coming #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Richard Pace Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
9.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

AHOY is proud to present-for the first time anywhere-the series everyone's talking about, by award-winning writer Mark Russell (Snagglepuss, The Flintstones) and artist Richard Pace (Pitt, New Warriors)! God commands Earth's mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus as his roommate and teach him how to use power in a... more powerful way. Jesus, shocked at the way humans have twisted his message over two millennia, vows to straighten them out. This deluxe first issue features 30 pages of story!

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 8, 2019

    Second Coming is absolutely delightful from the start, and it remains laugh-out-loud hilarious through the final scene. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 8, 2019

    Like The Bible, I fear the message of Second Coming will be lost on those who most need it, preferring instead to believe in what they believe it to say, as they justify their own prejudices. Those who approach this book with an open heart and open mind, however, will find an enjoyable story and, perhaps, some degree of illumination. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 8, 2019

    The art by Richard Pace(with finishes by Leonard Kirk) is top notch too. This may end up being one of the most talked about books of the year. It deserves to be. It's absolutely brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Jul 10, 2019

    There is so much humor packed in its pages, but the true spirit of Second Coming is within the moral dilemma presented, a profound message that will ring true for anyone of any background. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Josh Hilgenberg Jul 9, 2019

    Second Coming #1 is not only a valuable piece of insight on Christianty by someone on the inside, it's one of the best debut issues in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 11, 2019

    Over 2,000 years in the making, Second Coming #1 is a nearly infallible debut and a book that is sure to be on many best of lists at the end of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 10, 2019

    Hilarious and smart satire that uses everything from Christianity to superheroism to ask if our societal values are truly in the right place. Second Coming #1 might just be the most important comic this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jul 10, 2019

    The first issue of Second Coming introduces the themes and characters and raises some big questions. Itll be interesting to see how it goes about answering those questions in subsequent issues. In the meantime, its clear that DCs loss is AHOYs gain with this compelling first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Dispatch Jul 8, 2019

    If you love biblical or religious based comics, this is for you. If you love Mark Russell's witty reflections of the many issues impacting the world today, you'll adore this issue. If you're willing to take a risk on something new that's not from one of the main two colossal companies, I highly recommend this issue and jumping into this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 8, 2019

    Second Coming #1 is a must read comic for fans of satire, critical thinking, and simply good storytelling. It is thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, courtesy of Russell's trademark wit and Pace's emotive characters. Yes, it possesses some elements that people will find uncomfortable " especially those that do not like their worldview put into question. However, if those Christian conservatives that were so up in arms about this books publication take the time to see what it says, they might have a good time. Who knows? Maybe theyll start acting like Christ. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jul 10, 2019

    All in all, this issue was great and continues my love of anything that Mark Russell writes and has made me a fan of Richard Pace’s art. Controversy be damned! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 11, 2019

    While I am not sure it is worth all the controversy surrounding it, I can for sure say that Second Coming #1 is hilarious for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 10, 2019

    In reality, Second Coming #1 is much to do about nothing when it comes to the protests against it. The blasphemy isn't there. Russell continues his dissection of religion, boiled down to the basics, we've seen from him before. It's an interesting debut that entertains and makes you think and definitely will have you coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 8, 2019

    At the end of the day, while I was expecting something soul-damningly blasphemous or a mean-spirited affront to Christianity, what I got instead was a fairly humorous look at the return of Jesus Christ and the way his teachings and ethos have been woefully misinterpreted by the majority of the modern world. Its a great first issue which sets out its stall impressively, and honestly, if the worst thing about a religious-themed comic is Jesus healing bad guys “because they're in pain” as an overzealous superhero punches them through windows , I think our eternal souls are gonna be just fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 18, 2019

    Second Cominghas arrived thanks to its new home at AHOY and is sure to be a contentious series. I recommend reading it for yourself and forming your own opinions. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 10, 2019

    Second Coming is a disappointment, a comic bound to stir up far more engaged dialogues than the one it actually presents. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Azrael Jul 26, 2019

    At last this series starts after the ridiculous "controversy" that caused a switch in publisher. Overall, it is a charming story of how Jesus' message was misinterpreted. Some of the issue is charming and it is interesting. However, some of the jokes do fall flat. The artwork is great though.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jul 13, 2019

    In the past two years, Mark Russell has become one of my favorite comic book writers. He wrote my favorite series of 2018, Snagglepuss. My favorite single issue of 2018, Lex Luthor & Porky Pig. He also recently concluded an excellent Lone Ranger mini-series with Dynamite.

    Second Coming may become a great series now that the setup is out of the way, but this issue is off. The main problem with the issue isn't the obvious religious riffs, it's the humor. The book is working entirely too hard to get laughs. 

    One of the reasons I love Marks writing is that he's a master of pulling laughs out of a painful situation that most of us can relate to in modern American culture. In Second Coming, the jokes fell obvious and tired more

  • 10
    Adam Nov 4, 2019


  • 9.0
    Gizmo Sep 17, 2019

    I love it when Yahweh appears as a giant head screaming "DO NOT BE AFRAID!" I think I'll start shouting that into public bathrooms. This issue tours some of the perplexing aspects of the bible that many of us are already aware of, but some readers still won't be. This isn't just laughs at the expense of religion though, Mark Russell actually displays a deep fondness for his interpretation of Jesus.

  • 8.0
    axdn Aug 18, 2019

    I don't really see the controversy, It was a solid read

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    Snuff Jul 13, 2019

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    Wolf Warner Jul 11, 2019

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    Justin Ray Jul 13, 2019

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 14, 2019

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    tonpas1989 Nov 21, 2019

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    Briton Aug 18, 2019

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    Jorge Mendes Sep 18, 2019

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