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The comic was cancelled after a petition on CitizenGO.org received 228,000 signatures
- Ignacio Arsuaga: "We are glad to hear that the blasphemous ‘Second Coming’ comic will not be released by DC Comics. This is a victory for Christianity and a victory in favor of respecting religious beliefs.”
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 14th. - On Tuesday, DC Comics informed retailers that it will no longer be releasing the blasphemous “Second Coming” comic. The comic was previously scheduled for release in March. Over the last month, a petition against the comic, hosted on CitizenGO.org, received over 228,000 signatures. The petition demanded that the comic be immediately pulled from the release schedule due to its “inappropriate and blasphemous” content.
The viral petition spread through social media and email. The petition was initially released on January 15th. In less than a month, it received 228,000 signatures. CitizenGO CEO Ignacio Arsuaga comments: “I am happy to hear that the blasphemous ‘Second Coming’ comic will not be released by DC Comics. This is a victory for Christianity and a victory in favor of respecting religious beliefs. It would be a shame for a popular and well-loved brand like DC Comics to promote this blasphemous and anti-Christian content.”
Author Mark Russell previously described the concept behind his comic by explaining: “God was so upset with Jesus’s performance the first time he came to Earth, since he was arrested so soon and crucified shortly after, that he has kept him locked-up since then.” The promotional images and summaries provided by Russell and DC Comics made it clear that this comic would ridicule and blaspheme Jesus.
In the petition, signers asked: “Would DC Comics publish similar content about other religious leaders, such as Mohammed or Buddha?” Jesus’s story, and the Christian faith, should not be ridiculed for the sake of selling comic books.
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