The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
By Siku Richard Thomas & Jeff Anderson
(received in exchange for an honest review)
Genre- Nonfiction / Christian / Graphic Novel / Comic
Published by- Lion Hudson
Number of pages- 192
Age Group- Older Juvenile
Description of book- hardback, listed price- $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7459-5617-6
This book tells the stories of many of the men and women of the Bible. These people weren’t perfect, but they weren’t ordinary either. Think about David, Jesus, and Peter.
This book tells their stories and those of many others. The authors have given each of these people a unique name. Ruth is called Fierce Friend. Deborah is the Iron Maiden.
There are strong illustrations and text to go with these characters.
About the Authors-
Jeff Anderson has worked for Marvel on Transformers and Judge Dredd as a graphic novel artist. He has also worked on Angouleme Prize-winning Graphic Bible.
Siku is an innovative artist, designer, and writer. He has created the Manga Bible and Manga Jesus.
Richard Thomas is also an artist, designer, and writer. He has worked on Rydlers Fayre, SU Comics, and UNESCO Comic Books.
I thought the illustrations were interesting. Personally I don’t like animae, but this wasn’t that style. I liked these illustrations, because they looked more like real people. I did think that some of these illustrations might scare younger readers, so parent or grandparent should look at this book before letting a younger person read it. I would say to check for those under ten. I found the illustrations of the warrior, like on page 46, to be the scariest.
There were many different Bible stories in this 192 page book. The last page of the book included a list of all the stories and where they could be found in a Bible. The authors included many stories, which aren’t in a typical Bible story type book.
They did a good job picking the different heroes of the Bible. They picked heros like Ruth, Daniel, Hannah, and David. They also gave them superhero names like Fierce Friend, Rainman, and The Son.
I thought this was good. I would recommend it to others.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible, by Siku, Richard Thomas, and Jeff Anderson, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.