God, Comics, and Gaming


The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible

A stunning new comic book version of the Bible now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bible and The Manga Bible. The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah--a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with and challenge the superhero genre. From its greatest heroes to its darkest villains, this is the Bible as never seen before! The men and women of the Bible were not perfect, but nor were they ordinary. Faith gave some power – to lead, to save and to destroy evil – while others succumbed to the darkness. But still more was required: an ultimate hero to fight the ultimate battle. The vibrant and edgy illustrations tell Bible stories in a fresh way. The Old Testament tales convey battle scenes and Israel’s triumphs and failures with honesty and grit. And the true emotion of the New Testament is captured through moving artwork and captions. The Bible characters have comic book hero names, which convey their character and how God transforms them. The Lion Comic Book Bible is a dynamic expression of the Bible's depth and power, produced in the style of Marvel Comics. You've heard of Spiderman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Now meet Earthman, Lawman, Warrior Man, and many others. With dynamic illustration using a range of styles, Siku (Old Testament) and Jeff Anderson (New Testament) bring the Bible stories alive for a new and graphically sophisticated generation. Artists Jeff Anderson is a leading graphic artist, best known for his work for Marvel on Transformers and on Judge Dredd, and is the illustrator of the award-winning Graphic Bible. Jeff is also a Vicar; he studied Theology at Cranmer, Durham. Siku is an artist, designer and writer, the creator of the Manga Bible and Manga Jesus and has illustrated for Judge Dredd and 2000AD magazines. He trained at London School of Theology. Richard Thomas is an artist, designer and writer, who has worked on End Time Comics, Rydlers Fayre and UNESCO Comic Books. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lion-Comic-Book-Hero-Bible/dp/0745956173
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