DC Comics cancel latest comic after backlash from conservative Christians

By April 9, 2019 Culture, News, Political

DC Comics have had to withdraw from a new comic series after negative backlash from confused American conservative Christians.

Second Coming was meant to be released with DC’s Vertigo on March the 6th 2019, but the comic has since been cancelled thanks to a petition from conservative Christians. The petition stated the series was “outrageous and blasphemous”, with negativity whipped up by hyperbolic and hysterical US news outlets Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Eventually the petition gained 230,000 signatures- it begs the question how many of those signatures were reacting to their biased news source or researched the comic themselves before making a judgement about it?

If those who signed the petition actually looked into what the comic was about, they may feel rather silly about their excessive response. The series offers a cultural commentary on modern-day Christianity with all the hypocrisies and un-Christian behaviour that goes along with some of it. God, disappointed by Jesus’s first time on Earth-where he ended up crucified- sends Jesus back to Earth 2,000 years later, and tells him to take lessons from Sun-Man, a superhero worshipped by humans. Jesus is rightly horrified to see how humans have been using their religion to spread hate instead of love, and is shocked to see what has been done in his name since his death.

How can anyone have a problem with a comic book trying to bring Christians back to the love and light of the original message of Jesus?

It seems quite a dangerous precedent to set- allowing art and stories to be silenced by loud and ignorant voices. Shame on DC, and shame on those who signed a petition without knowing truly what the comic was about.

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1943

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now, covering each year at a time and already up to the 1940s where today we take a look at the bestselling books of 1943.

In 1943 the war continued to rage on, one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war was fought as the Battle of Leningrad raged through January, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising takes place, and many of the great atrocities of the Holocaust took place.

Among all that, books were still published and read and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1943, and some that didn’t make the list

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A Peek at Aziraphale’s Bookshop Ahead of Good Omens Adaptation

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Hands up if you’re excited for the Good Omens adaptation? It’s going live on May 31st on Amazon Prime! We can hardly contain our excitement and today we’re being shown around Aziraphale’s bookshop from the adaptation by Neil Gaiman in a fantastic 360 video.

Just press play and drag your screen around to look around the entire bookshop, and make sure you have the volume up, as Neil is telling us all about the features inside. Listen out for the Pratchett tribute too!

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‘Star Wars’ Actor to Headline ‘Brave New World’ TV Series

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Originally published in 1933 by the English writer Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a dystopian novel which tells the story of a utopian society that is threatened by the arrival of an outsider named John. Fans of the books will be pleased to learn that a TV adaptation is currently underway, and Alden Ehrenreich, who played the titular character in the Star Wars film Solo has been cast as the lead.

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