Second Coming: Only Begotten Son #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Richard Pace Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
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7.8User Rating

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"The world's most dangerous comic book and the most lovely" (Comics Beat) returns for a new six-issue series, by superstar writer Mark Russell and artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk. The infant Sunstar will grow up to fulfill his destiny as Earth's most powerful superhero and roommate to Jesus Christ - but first, he and his parents must endure the mundane and the tedious on the last night of the doomed planet Zirconia. All AHOY comics feature extra prose stories and illustrations.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 18, 2020

    Second Coming: Only Begotten Son #1 takes the story of Sunstar to the place we thought it was going. The references to DC's big guy is clear and yet, Russell, Pace and Kirk make this their own story. It is a welcome return of one of the best comics in recent years. These guys deserve a chance to keep telling their story and honestly, we all deserve a chance to read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 21, 2020

    This comic is a great gift to come out on Hannukah this year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 10, 2020

    Those who missed the original Second Coming could enter the saga with this issue and feel like they haven't missed a thing. I would advice against this, however, as the first volume was fantastic and this issue, while good, is not quite representative of what the series as a whole has been like to date. The second issue blurb promises more of Jesus reacting to how humanity has changed his teachings over the past two millennia and hijinks will no doubt ensue. I look forward to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Dec 14, 2020

    'Second Coming: Only Begotten Son' #1 switches focus away from Jesus and onto Sunstar in a secret origin story that will be all too familiar to readers. But, it doesn't mean with teh added humour it's not a fresh and funny take on the story of a lone infant rocketed to Earth on a space ship. A space ship made of finest, classiest Zirconia crystal! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Dec 15, 2020

    Second Coming: Only Begotten Son #1 is a wonderful continuation and a fantastic exploration of living in a dying society with absolutely zero real-world parallels. None whatsoever. Nope. Not a one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 1, 1970

    Sunstar is about to have a kid gifted to him by capital G God. His introspective of trying to figure out his own parents is impactful and grim despite the comedic tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Dec 17, 2020

    We are greeted in this first issue with some funny, bold and striking moments. The plot is nowhere near clear, but as it is the first issue I am willing to let that slide. I do know at this point that I am going to be coming back for issue #2, if only to get a better idea why our Superman-type character is sharing a house with Jesus in the closing pages of issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Dec 16, 2020

    Mark Russell pulls no punches with his social commentary, but does it in a way that doesn't feel like you're being beaten up by it. It is, in a word, fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 15, 2020

    Second Coming is one of the most exciting commentaries on superheroes in some time and when you throw in Jesus Christ it gets even more compelling. This sequel series offers a lot to dig into for the superhero crowd and continues to show Mark Russell and Richard Pace are at the top of their game. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Dec 17, 2020

    For a new reader, this should be a good jumping on point. Theres little investment required to get up to speed with whats happening, but I cant help feel that this issue might not grab a reader in the same way as the debut did. The pacing seems a little slower and more deliberate to allow the anger and desperation to take root and grow. Theres still a lot of humour in these pages though, and the tragic fall of Zirconia leads elegantly up to a closing panel which promises more of the kind of development I expected. With a warm tingle of excitement, I wonder if well get a similar origin story for the other hero in this duo? Read Full Review

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