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March 4, 2017

Gods and monsters: the Bible gets a comic book makeover


There may be demons, plagues and the all horrors of the apocalypse, but there’s no room for any spandex superheroes in a graphic novel that its publishers are claiming is the longest ever produced.
The only superpowers that feature in the 10,000 panels of the Kingstone Bible are wielded in the good fight, as the greatest story ever told gets a 12-volume comic-book adaptation. Christian publisher Kingstone has been working on the project for seven years, using more than 45 illustrators to pull together what it is calling “the most complete graphic-novel adaptation of the Bible ever published”, at over 2,000 pages, in either 12 paperback volumes or three larger hardcover volumes. - - The Guardian

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 4, 2017 8:18 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I think its a bad idea. Irreverent comes to mind.

Posted by: pbird at March 4, 2017 10:04 AM

Sounds like something from the fevered mind of Lizzy Warren and Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at March 4, 2017 3:30 PM

This is nothing compared to the graphic religious pornography of Jack Chick

Posted by: Jewel at March 4, 2017 3:59 PM

Yeah, ol Jack Chick.

Posted by: pbird at March 4, 2017 5:19 PM

Seems to get good reviews on amazon, for what that's worth.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 4, 2017 6:54 PM

Jack Chick, huh? Whew. (By the way, what's your take on the R. Crumb Book of Genesis?)

Good to see some accuracy about Satan - and rather astonishing to see him recognized in The Guardian, another Father of Lies.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 4, 2017 8:59 PM

I have the Crumb version of Genesis. It is well drawn and I like it but I don't think of it as scripture, especially because he did it to show how weird Genesis is. Or that's what I read.

Posted by: pbird at March 5, 2017 3:15 PM

Why must the gerx of high position and low intellect crap up even religious texts?
Where in Genesis is there any mention of Satan and the snake?
The snake is there to rattle both Eve/Adam and God. The simple cussedness of mankind is demonstrated in the rejection of God's authority. God cusses both Adam and Eve, and the rattling snake for having God show mercy (Adam and Eve did NOT die the day they ate the forbidden fruit) instead of the promised deadly justice.
And to this day we do not agree on what's good or evil and what's right or wrong!
We try walking in water moccasins with our feet in our mouths poisoning ourselves as we roll to our dumbass goals.
Satan is stupefied at his own comparative turpitude and ineptitude.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 5, 2017 7:57 PM

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