Second Coming #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Richard Pace Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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The book everyone's talking about! When a weirdo stalks and threatens Sunstar's girlfriend, Jesus tries to prevent the superhero from succumbing to rage, but God has other plans! Plus AHOY's customary offerings of illustrated short prose fiction.

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 19, 2019

    Second Coming is a must read and will be yet another strong book coming from Ahoy. Pace and Russell are clearly working on a labor of love here. While the premise may seem offensive, it is actually a very well thought out piece on Christian teachings. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 14, 2019

    I actually read this twice and enjoyed it both time. Kudos to the creative team. It continues to be the best new comic book release of 2019! More please. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 14, 2019

    This issue is an excellent continuation of the series, and has plenty of meaningful things to say about religion, heroism, and masculinity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 16, 2019

    This book continues to impress! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Aug 14, 2019

    The first issue of Second Coming debuted after months of controversy, making its arrival seem more portentous than perhaps it needed to be. This second issue, though, proves that the series has legs. It will be interesting to see how Sunstar and his heavenly roommate continue to affect each other as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 19, 2019

    With serious themes and a humorous storyline, Second Coming’s second issue is the whole package. Both the writing and artwork are top notch and has me convinced that we’ll be talking about this series for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comics Bookcase - Greg Lickteig Aug 14, 2019

    This book couldve suffered from something many controversial comics suffer from after a debut: hype for the first issue wears off and exposes the book as subpar. Second Coming #2, however, is a sophomore issue that maintains a unique story while also creating new unique directions. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science - Dispatch Aug 12, 2019

    If you're in the mood to laugh, think critically, and ponder Christianity, this series is for you. If you're not sure if you should give it a look, this reviewer highly recommends giving the issue and this series a chance. Readers just jumping in now can easily catch up, hop on board, and follow along with ease. Bring your preconceived notions of the series, sit down with a Kenny Rogers Roaster, and give this issue a chance. As the support group leader said, "Pain is a caravan. Unload those camels." It's time to unload your camels and give this issue a shot. Afterward, let me know what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 16, 2019

    Second Coming #2 is a successful new installment as Russell and Pace continue to find the most humane and relatable pieces of God's narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 19, 2019

    "Second Coming" #2 is a predictable yet insightful commentary on superheroes and religion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 14, 2019

    Beyond a few pages displaying a Heaven that is both wondrous and mundanely amusing, Second Coming remains a series that's far more interesting to dissect than read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Azrael Aug 15, 2019

    The last issue was a bit underwhelming with all the hype but this issue really made up for it. The jokes were funny and were a mix of obvious and some humor tucked away. The dichotomy between god and Jesus was also really interesting and makes me excited to see if god will try and put a stop to the whole living arrangement.

  • 10

    In a podcast on Word Balloon, Mark Russel said he grew up reading a lot of MAD and it really shows here. I am an Athiest who grew up in a very Christian area, including my parents, so these jokes really hit home.

  • 9.0
    axdn Aug 18, 2019

    What a great book :D

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Sep 18, 2019

    This captures some of the inherent problems with Superman, except I like Sunstar better because he is more human and makes mistakes. Very serious mistakes. The backup prose story is surprisingly apt and haunting as well, nice addition.

  • 6.5
    I Review Comics Nov 15, 2019

    I know that depending on your stance on religion that the title of this blog post may be offensive. I don't mean to be controversial. The book just isn't doing it for me. I'm a huge Mark Russell fan but I think that this is his worst work since I discovered him in Snagglepuss.

    Things may pick up. Expectations may be subverted but I'm honestly not expecting much. I'm bouncing back between Second coming and Scout Comics, Crucified. Crucified is infinitely more interesting and I suggest you check it out.

    I imagine that in certain circles Second Coming will be a huge hit but for me, the book comes off as cynical and too self-aware. The characters seem to be just going through the motions and subsequently, reading the com more

  • 10
    Justin Ray Aug 17, 2019

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    tonpas1989 Nov 21, 2019

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    Jorge Mendes Sep 18, 2019

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    Briton Aug 18, 2019

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    RedKSuperman Jan 18, 2020

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