Second Coming, the controversial satirical comic book series about a modern Jesus Christ’s return to Earth that was cancelled by DC Vertigo (see “DC Vertigo Cancels the Second Coming”) will be released this summer by Ahoy Comics.  DC had taken orders for the first two issues of Second Coming, which was set to debut from the revived Vertigo imprint on March 6, but protests from religious groups, plus an online petition with 230,000 signatures caused DC to cancel the book, though the publisher did give full rights to the property back to its creators, writer Mark Russell and artist Richard Pace, who found a home for the project at Ahoy Comics.

Ahoy Comics launched last fall with four comic book magazines that include full length comic book stories, plus poetry, prose fiction, and cartoons (see “Ahoy Comics: New Publisher, New Format”). Ahoy publisher Hart Seely noted that Second Coming will fit perfectly with Ahoy’s superhero parody The Wrong Earth and its religious satire High Heaven.