After a certain panel in Batman: Damned hit The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, DC Comics went into a bit of a censorious meltdown fuelled by the fury of a DC President who had all but had Batman’s penis placed on her desk on her first day.
It’s also why you haven’t seen any more new Black Label projects solicited, even though many of them are overdue. But this censorial zeal has extended to other books, with no one wanting to scare the horses right now.
Second Coming is a comic book that has attracted a lot of media attention right now, as it has Jesus Christ rooming with a Superman-type. It’s a light breezy comedy, which shouldn’t offend anyone unless they really want to be offended, but Bleeding Cool was told that there were editorial demands to remove the nudity from the pages.
I checked in with author Mark Russell, who has been asked if all this media fuss will affect anything with the comi at DC.
Not even thinking about that. Until I hear otherwise, I’m still operating as if DC/Vertigo is fully behind it.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) January 24, 2019
We were told to (literally!) figleaf an image of Adam in the Garden of Eden. But we were going to do that even before this latest kerfuffle.
— Mark Russell (@Manruss) January 25, 2019
Look at that – editorial demands to remove nudity from a comic that the creative team were always going to cover up in a traditional style… aren’t they just the sweetest?
SECOND COMING #1 (MR)
(W) Mark Russell (A) Richard Pace (CA) Amanda Conner
Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel-and now, he aims to set the record straight.
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019