The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
From its greatest heroes to its darkest villains...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. To destroy evil. Others succumbed to the darkness. But still more was required. An ultimate hero. To fight the ultimate battle.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 194 x 257 x 17.78mm | 861.83g
- 01 Nov 2015
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Colour illustrations throughout
"The Bible is about extraordinary heroes with extraordinary stories because God is at work in this ordinary world. For the comic book generation who tell visual stories, here are those heroes beautifully drawn in their triumphs and failures ultimately pointing to the God who in Jesus is the mighty saviour." -- David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College and Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University "The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible brings the timeless Biblical stories to life for a new generation. This fast-paced, high octane resource is a fantastic way to get to grips with the foundational Bible stories. Packed with brilliant comic illustration, this is a cracking comic book for those both in and out of the Church." -- Andy Frost, Share Jesus International "The people of God need to tell their story in ways that speak intelligibly to the contemporary culture. And it is just this kind of poetic vision that permeates The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible. From its stunning artwork to its compelling re-imagining of the biblical text, every frame seems to vibrate with an energy that exists beyond or beneath its pages, which is just how I would imagine these stories were always meant to be experienced. I highly recommend it." -- Kutter Callaway, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary "Epic stories, epically told. The passion and power of the Bible come alive in these pages." -- Abby Guinness, Spring Harvest Event Director "The richly woven tapestry of The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible dynamically renders both the biblical story and its narrative art. The innate mysteriousness of biblical epic is provocatively depicted in the artists' spellbinding portrayal of Earthman and Woman, Faithman and Sarai, Cunning, Dreamboy, Waterman, and so many other heroes and heroines of old." -- Scott Elliot, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Adrian College "Beautiful and impressive." -- David Lloyd, Aces Weekly "The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible brings contemporary sensibilities and a superhero tone to classic Biblical tales, revitalizing the stories without contradicting the timeless nature or religious values of the source material." -- Cliff Biggers, Comic Book News "A stunning reimagining of the Scriptures which loses none of the original's punch, and adds some visceral graphic firepower. The perfect entry point to the Bible for anyone growing up in an age of comic book heroes and all-action narratives." -- Martin Saunders, Deputy CEO Youthscape "The moment you open the first page, flesh and blood, sin and suffering, death and redemption leap out as large as life. It's an immense portrayal of the ancient disease of human sin and the ultimate rescue by a God who will never give up on his people. Emotional, compelling and unforgettable. The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible will fuel your hunger for more of God." -- Rachel Gardner,President of the Girls Brigade England and Wales. Founder of Romance Academy "In the preliterate world that existed prior the printing press, stained glass windows in church buildings served as the primary means for telling the story of God's people. After Gutenberg, these visually stunning narratives were collapsed into tightly bound, text-based tomes. Now, a few centuries later, people are once again shaping their understanding of the world through the dynamic interplay between images, words, and gestures. The people of God need to tell their story in a way that speaks intelligibly to this contemporary culture. And it is just this kind of poetic vision that permeates The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible. From its stunning artwork to its compelling re-imagining of the biblical text, every frame seems to vibrate with an energy that exists beyond or beneath its pages, which is just how I would imagine these stories were always meant to be experienced. I highly recommend it." -- Kutter Callaway "Siku and Jeff Anderson have brought to life the tales and truths already evident within their respective Testaments providing, respectively, both brutal action and refined elegance. They know their ways around these texts and it shows in the design sensibilities and approaches they have taken. Both artists have produced beautiful work emphasizing the powerful words that have enthralled for millennia and will continue to do so for many more." -- Mike Perkins, award-winning illustrator for Marvel Comics (Captain America, Thor and The X-Men). 'The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible is a beautiful testament to the most exciting story ever told. The striking graphics of world-class artists Siku and Jeff Anderson will no doubt captivate readers - whether or not they love comics - and bring to life these ancient and precious tales of heroes and villains, disaster and hope, individuals and nations. Reframed in an accessible and visually interesting narrative, the stories take on new meaning, with the threads of each weaving together into the overarching biblical narrative. I can think of many young people who would engage with the Lion Comic Book Hero Bible in a way they wouldn't necessarily with a more traditional format. More than ever, we need to find new ways of passing on our faith to the next generation - and I think the Lion Comic Book Hero Bible may just be one of them.' -- Phoebe Thompson, Editor of Premier Youthwork and Premier Childrenswork
Jeff Anderson is a leading graphic novel artist, best known for his work for Marvel on Transformers and on Judge Dredd. Illustrator of the Angouleme Prize winning Graphic Bible. Readers of Comic World voted him runner-up in the best artist category for his Legends of Larian books. He lives with his wife and five children in Durham, England and is a licenced Lay Reader. Siku is an artist, designer and writer. He is the creator of the Manga Bible and Manga Jesus and has illustrated for Judge Dredd and 2000AD magazines. One of the most innovative artists working in the Comic Book field. Graduate of London School of Theology, his wife is Brazilian and they live in London. 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.