Manga Bible -- Genesis to Revelation with giant killer robots

The Mecha Manga Bible Stories comix I blogged earlier today's got competition from another manga Bible called "The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation," a single volume from Ajinbayo Akinsiku, who is training to become an Anglican priest.
In a blurb for the Manga Bible, which is published by Doubleday, the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, is quoted as saying, “It will convey the shock and freshness of the Bible in a unique way.”

No doubt. In the Manga Bible, whose heroes look and sound like skateboarders in Bedouin gear, Noah gets tripped up counting the animals in the Ark: “That’s 11,344 animals? Arggh! I’ve lost count again. I’m going to have to start from scratch!”

Abraham rides a horse out of an explosion to save Lot. Og, king of Bashan, looms like an early Darth Vader. The Sermon on the Mount did not make the book, though, because there was not enough action to it.

Link, Link to the Manga Bible on Amazon

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  1. Dear Manga Kids:

    Time to move on. Collect all your Bleach TPB’s and move on to the next “underground” thing, because your medium of choice has just jumped over the biggest of sharks.

  2. This particular Manga Bible is quite deceptive. The first twenty or so pages is a rather crude manga style comic of a “bit of Jesus” but the rest of the book is simply the New Testament, entirely text with no pictures. It’s not a legit Manga Bible but a trick book to get teens reading “The Good Word”. I felt it was insincere.

  3. Funnily enough, I had a (western) graphic novel edition of the bible when I was a wee bairn- and it was more or less the whole shebang, too.

    I probably don’t still have it. But still, I’m sure someone got something out of this piece of useless information.

  4. …And then there’s Revelations, where we discover that Gog is Hello Kitty, Magog is Doraemon, and the Four Horsemen are all Pokemon characters.

  5. For good Manga meets religion check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_(manga)

    I just read them and they were just brilliant. His art work at times is a bit glib, but at the end of the read, he’s pretty much got buddhism 101 across to anyone who reads all 8 volumes (hard not to, they’re quite difficult to put down).

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