The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible  -     By: Siku, Richard Thomas, Jeff Anderson
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Lion Hudson / 2015 / Hardcover

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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.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Lion Hudson
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 10.25 X 7.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0745956173
ISBN-13: 9780745956176
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Spine: Sewn
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Jeff Anderson is a leading graphic novel artist, best known for his work for Marvel on Transformers and Judge Dredd, as well as Angouleme Prize-winning Graphic Bible. Readers of Comic World voted him runner-up in the best artist category for his Legends of Larian books. Siku is an artist, designer, and writer. He is the creator of the Manga Bible and Manga Jesus, has illustrated for Judge Dredd and 2000AD, and is one of the most innovative artists working in comics. Richart Thomas is an artist, designer, and writer, and End Time Comics publisher and artist. His works include Rydlers Fayre, SU Comics, and UNESCO Comic Books, and he is an illustrator for the Book by Book series of Dr Paul Blackham and Reverend Richard Bewes.
RICHARD THOMAS: ARTIST, DESIGNER, and WRITER. End Time Comics publisher and artist. Works include Rydlers Fayre, UNESCO Comic Books and best-selling SU Comics. Illustrator on Book by Book Series of Dr Paul Blackham and Reverend Richard Bewes. He lives in London and is currently studying Theology at Oak Hill Theological College - See more at: http://www.lionhudson.com/display.asp?k=9780745956176#sthash.JFjAR7da.dpuf a

Editorial Reviews

"The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible is certain to be an enduringly popular addition to personal, family, church and community library Christian Studies collections." --Midwest Book Review, February 2016

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  1. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Bible Presented Visually With Great Artwork!
    January 4, 2016
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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 Israels 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..

    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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Catchy... but not my style
    December 30, 2015
    Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I have mixed feelings about this book. Were it simply portrayed as a Comic Book of Bible Heroes, it might not be so difficult for me to accept. But being described as a "Bible", to me feels a little out of line. Personally, I wouldnt want my children or teenagers to see the Bible as a comic book. I feel like it kind of devalues the actual facts and makes them more like fairy tales or mystical figures. There were also a few things in it, I felt did not exactly line up with my knowledge of the Bible, such as God does not say "KABOOM" when He creates the world.

    I do understand why someone would design a book like this, though. And I suppose were it the only way you could interest someone in the Bible, it may have its place. But I was not personally impressed with it. I even shared it with some friends to get their opinion and it became somewhat of a joke, humorous. This is certainly, not the respect I would give the Bible. So my interpretation of this book would be more a comic book of Bible Heroes. In that light, perhaps, a person could glean something from it.

    My opinion of the book however, does not reflect on the artists ability to draw comics, or create comic books. They are obviously very talented and attempting to use their talents in a way they feel honors God. The artistic portrayal of the people in the Bible was quite interesting. Some of the figures are a bit "comical" no punt intended, and the names are changed. Adam is Earthman, Noah begins as Rainman but then becomes Rainbow man. There are quite a few other interesting names for the Bible characters portrayed. Some of them sound like they came right out of the movies. And a few parts were downright dark and scary looking. It starts and the beginning and goes through the New Testament. It certainly does not include the whole Bible, but does include most of the main stories in a short text version. This book was just not right for me or my family.

    I was provided this book in exchange for my honest opinion from Kregel Publishers. I am not required to review it positively.
  3. Dubuque, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Manga Comic
    December 24, 2015
    Sarah P
    Dubuque, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    My review:

    This is a graphic novel. For me, there is no draw to graphic novels or comic book style. But as a Mom to 3 boys, let me tell you- there is a HUGE draw to the boys.

    My 10 year old took this Bible for a spin. Now please note, we are Bible storybook collectors, and my boys have Lego Brick Bibles, the Action Story Bible, and many other story Bibles to choose from. My 10 year old was enticed at the cover, but when he went to read it, he stopped after one or two viewings, and commented that this Bible is abbreviated. He was most annoyed that the Tower of Babel, got only 1 page, and a few words. He then didn't want to read more of the Bible, as it was too many excerpts to him. I was shocked!

    What I like:

    stories are accurate and often close wording to scripture.

    it is a true manga/comic book style, and the text is short excerpts, often in white boxes, so it's easy to read, and it compares to other popular dark comic books.

    the text- even though not copious details, is accurate, theologically accurate from what I read, and explains concepts/terms in a succinct fashion.

    it's appealing to middle grade readers, and at an enjoyable reading level for those grades 3-5 readers. (mine just has high expectations based on exposure!)

    it includes both old and new testament stories and a good selection.

    it has a scripture index of Bible references, at the back of the book, so if a teacher wants to use it to illustrate a story (like I often do) you can tell at a glance if your passage is featured in the book.

    What I struggled with:

    comic book names- as the kregel excerpt states: popular characters are renamed- Adam is Earthman, Abraham is Faithman, and at the start the real names are given at the start of each section. I imagine kids will love this and the names are fitting to the Bible story, and might make connections for children even stronger.

    dark images, but that's the style.

    pictures are realistic with naked figures, although that's included in the text, but the authenticity will bother some parents.

    Overall I think it should have a wide appeal to the intended audience, and I found that it was good information and content. So it serves it's purpose.
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