INDIE VIEW: ‘Second Coming’ is the world’s most dangerous comic and the most lovely

Second Coming #1

Written by Mark Russell

Illustrated by Richard Pace

Cover by Amanda Conner

Art Finished by Leonard Kirk

Colored by Andy Troy

Lettered by Rob Steen

Ahoy Comics

I don’t know if it’s accurate to call Second Coming THE most anticipated comic of 2019, but I do think it safe to say it’s one of them. And if the controversy it created initially implied something dangerous, it was against a recurring history of outrage against creative works that are never as damaging as you think they are going to be. How in the world could it possibly live up to what you wanted it to be?

Two words: Mark Russell.

Russell has proven himself to be a writer who not only takes thematic challenges, but matches those efforts with an intellectual capacity to understand the themes he tackles in his comics, and then the wit to do so in the most absurd places — The Flintstones, Snagglepuss, The Wonder Twins. And so if he had written a comic about Jesus returning and hanging out with a superhero, how could it not be what you want it to be? And in doing so, how would it not be the rarest of creatures?

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