Saturday, November 23, 2013

Messiah: Origin by Matt Dorff and Kai Carpenter

A graphic novel that combines the gospels into one story. What could be bad?

For me, it was quite a bit. Actually, the illustrations are fantastic. The book looks great! Carpenter has the skill. The issue for me was the writing - there is no dialogue. This is a graphic novel with no text bubbles.

They take the text from Scripture and insert it into the picture.

Now if that's okay for you, then you'll love this series. I, on the other hand, enjoy the dialogue bubbles.

Even in the preface translator Mark Arey writes about how our culture is media-driven especially with TV or movies. You would think they would tap in to the graphic novel craze and make a graphic novel. Am I missing something?

All I could imagine was the teenagers and twenty-somethings picking this book up, flip through it and toss it back because it doesn't read like a typical graphic novel.

So this book, and series, won't be read by me. I'll look for the graphic novel with the dialogue bubbles.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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