Friday, January 1, 2016

The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible ~ Siku Richard Thomas and Jeff Anderson

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Hudson (November 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745956173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745956176

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 the superhero genre. 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.

My take on this book:
I wasn't sure how I would feel about a comic book version of the Bible but honestly I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this book! First of all there is a table of contents that is divided between the Old and New Testament that makes it easy to turn to whatever Bible story you might want to read, and this book really covers alot of the significant topics from the beginning to the end of the Bible, I was surprised that there it even touched on the topic of the Giants in the Bible a topic that study. There is also a page of Bible references in the back of the book that allows the reader to pair the scripture with the story for a more in depth reading. I thought it was neat the the characters of the Bible were given superhero names. Overall I think this book would easily appeal to comic book fans, and just might get a younger reader who enjoys comic books interested in reading the Bible. Certainly a unique way to present Bible stories!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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