Nice illustrations and interesting expansion on a biblical story. I found it enjoyable and interesting. Themes are too complicated for children, however. I have a 10 year old who found the story too hard to understand.
The comic book industry is subject to highs and lows. Right now thanks to movies like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and Man of Steel, comic books are booming! Kingstone Comics is all about bringing the greatest stories ever written from the Bible and making them come to life with some eye-popping illustrations. I had the extreme pleasure of getting their newest release, Eternity.
Anyone who has ever read the Bible and gone to Sunday School or church no doubt remembers the story of the Rich Man and the beggar Lazarus taught by Jesus Christ. This short story is made into an elaborate tale written by bestselling author Randy Alcorn and illustrated by artist Javier Saltares, who is known for his work on such comics as Wolverine and Ghost Rider.
Eternity is 128 pages of full-color, eye-pleasing graphics, and the story is just enthralling. You will find yourself losing track of time and turning the pages to see what is coming next. Eternity brings Jesus' parable to vivid life. Even the smallest child can understand the lesson that Jesus was trying to teach.
While this is a Christian graphic novel and the idea is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, anyone can enjoy it. The story is beautifully written and the illustrations are mind-blowingly spectacular. The quality of storytelling and art is right up there with the best of DC and Marvel comics. I am proud to put this in a prominent place in my graphic novel library along with my DC and Marvel comics. I look forward to seeing more great things from Kingstone Comics.
So if you want to discover a graphic novel that the whole family can enjoy, I highly, highly recommend you pick up a copy of Eternity or any of the other great novels. You won't regret it! Even Grandma and Grandpa will love them.