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Second Coming #1 Gets a Second Printing

AHOY Comics is going back to press for a second printing of the controversial, satirical Second Coming comic book series by New York Times bestselling writer Mark Russell and acclaimed artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk. Both the Second Coming main cover by Amanda Conner and the variant cover by Richard Pace are sold out at Diamond, just a day after their release. The second printing will feature Amanda Conner’s art for the first issue cover, along with a re-colored logo, and will go on sale on August 14, 2019, timed to the release of issue 2. 

In Second Coming, God commands Earth’s mightiest superhero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus Christ as his roommate and teach Him how to use His power in a… more powerful way. Jesus, shocked at the way humans have twisted his message over two millennia, vows to straighten it out.

The Second Coming # 1 second printing order code is MAY199082 F  Second Coming #1 2ND PTG.

SECOND COMING # 1 second printing

Review: Second Coming #1

Second Coming #1

After so much controversy, Second Coming #1 is finally here. The series sees Jesus sent to Earth by his father to learn from a superhero Sunstar. Part comedy, part homage, part exploration of religion, the first issue delivers on expectations.

The comic opens taking us through history and God’s interaction with humans. From Adam and Eve to Jesus’ resurrection, we get a quick look at how things went so wrong.

Created by Mark Russell and Richard Pace, the comic is an entertaining look at religion and superheroes without fear of pushing buttons for either. We’re presented with a rather naive Jesus and a father frustrated with his creation.

What’s interesting though is the lack of any real controversy. The truly religious will recognize Jesus depiction not as mockery but as a focus on his real message of love and healing. Then there’s Sunstar, a punch first ask questions later superhero from another world. The two together deliver a juxtaposition of philosophy and action. And how the two must deal with the evil that is mankind is one of the more interesting aspects.

Russell and Pace give us a modern debate as to the best course of action. Is punching and violence the way to defeat evil? Is listening, compassion, and love the way to go? They present their debate in an over the top method that brings humor to it all and keeps it from being a bit too serious. This culminates in the first issue with Sunstar going after counterfeiters of a Pokemon-like game and dispensing with extreme justice.

The art of Second Coming #1 is solid with a style that shifts depending on the time period. Pace’s art, with “Earth pages” finished by Leonard Kirk and colored by Andy Troy delivers a comic that shifts in tone visually. The scenes in Heaven or the past have a more serious aspect about them. The superheroics have a more comedic look with over the top violence. There are also small details that bring about the humor as readers are forced to pay attention to entire panels to get every joke. It’s a comic that uses the art to deliver a second and third laugh beyond the obvious initial one. The lettering by Rob Steen also enhances the situation giving us a more wrath of God feel when appropriate with a simple switch of style.

As with AHOY Comics, we’re also presented with a prose story by Stuart Moore featuring art by Cayetano Valenzuela. While there’s not really a thematic connection between it and the main comic, it feels like the added bonus we’ve come to expect from this publisher. It’s a value-add and even without it, the comic would be a must get.

In reality, Second Coming #1 is much to do about nothing when it comes to the protests against it. The blasphemy isn’t there. Russell continues his dissection of religion, boiled down to the basics, we’ve seen from him before. It’s an interesting debut that entertains and makes you think and definitely will have you coming back for more.

Story: Mark Russell, Stuart Moore
Art: Richard Pace, Cayetano Valenzuela
Finisher: Leonard Kirk Color: Andy Troy Letterer: Rob Steen
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation:
Buy

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Preview: Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Captain Phasma #1

Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Captain Phasma #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ANOTHER GUN! STORMTROOPERS don’t get a name. They are simply a tool of the EMPIRE. But PHASMA has a name, and one young soldier wants what she has. One stormtrooper has ambition. And this ambition is on a collision course with CAPTAIN PHASMA.

Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Captain Phasma #1

Review: Star Wars (The Original Series) #108

Celebrating 80 years, Marvel goes a bit retro delivering a new issue for their classic Star Wars series from the 80s!

Story: Matthew Rosenberg
Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Andrew Broccardo, Kerry Gammill, Ze Carlos, Andrea Broccardo, Jan Duursema, Stefano Lanini, Luke Ross, Leonark Kirk
Color: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet

Have you wondered about Han Solo’s time at the Imperial Academy? Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet fills in some of that mystery diving in to his time training. The trade collects Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1-5 and Star Wars: Beckett.

Story: Robbie Thompson, Gerry Duggan
Art: Leonard Kirk, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming, Will Sliney
Ink: Leonard Kirk, Daniele Orlandini, Cory Hamscher
Color: Arif Prianto, Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores on May 15! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #5 (of 5)

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #5 (of 5)

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

BEHIND ENEMY LINES!
• HAN SOLO and his fellow cadets risk their lives to save one of their own.
• But not all of them will be coming back from this mission…
• …and even if Han survives, will the Empire throw him in the brig or worse?

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #5

Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #4

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #4

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE MISSION BEGINS!
• The training wheels are off as HAN SOLO and his fellow cadets head into real combat warfare!
• In the chaos of battle, will Han take a chance to slip the bonds of the EMPIRE?
• Or will he risk his freedom AND his life to help a fellow cadet left behind enemy lines?

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #4

Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor

Wolverine is back? His body is missing and a team of X-Men including Storm, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee, Psylocke, and Domino are off to Madripoor to confront Magneto who they think stole the body!

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Mystery in Madripoor #1-4 by Charles Soule, Jim Zub, David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira, Thony Silas, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Rachelle Rosenberg, Ruth Redmond, Felipe Sobreiro, and Andrew Crossley.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 18! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #2

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #2

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED!
• After spending a night in the brig, HAN SOLO is given one last shot at flight school…
• Will Han be top gun, or will he crash and burn?
• Crash and burn if one of his top competitors gets his way! This mysterious rival is ripped from the pages of CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS!

Exclusive Preview: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1

Story: Robbie Thompson
Art: Leonard Kirk
Color: Arif Prianto
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: David Nahayama
Variant Covers: Elsa Charretier & Matt Wilson; Luke Ross & Javier Tartaglia
Production Designer: Anthony Gambino
Assistant Editor: Tom Groneman
Editor: Mark Paniccia
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

YOUNG SOLO’S ADVENTURES CONTINUE!
• HAN SOLO escapes Corellia by joining the IMPERIAL NAVY, vowing to return for QI’RA.
• But how does a thief used to the chaos of the streets adjust to the order and discipline of the military?
• Not well! Han’s dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounded as he realizes he may not even survive basic training!

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