Book Review: “The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible” by Siku, Richard Thomas and Jeff AndersonJanuary 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Siku, Richard Thomas and Jeff Anderson in their new book, “The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible” published by Kregel Publications provides us From its greatest heroes to its darkest villains…The Bible as never seen before!
From the back cover: 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.
We all know Batman or Superman or even Spy Smasher and they are lots of fun but how many of us know Law Man or Rainman or Faithman? Let me tell you I have never seen The Bible presented like this before. The artwork is very skillful and absolutely amazing. By capturing The Bible visually it gives an immediacy to each story that will keep you reading for hours. This is not just entertainment it is The Bible stories given so that we can see the Wonder of God! This a wonderful version of The Bible that we will use constantly as we continue to use the print version as well. Kregel Publications has done a truly magnificent job with it. Not only can we use it but we can give it as gifts to our friends and family so that they can enjoy it as well..
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”