Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Does this mean the Crucifixition took 35 episodes?

This was first talked about in April, so I am so pissed that I didn't know about this. Does anyone know if they covered this on Pajiba?

See, if this had existed even 10 years ago, I might be going to church more.

Even as British librarians realize that the average child is more interested in Japanese comics featuring androgynous teenage boys ponderously making out with one another than the doily and crumpet adventures of Jane Austen's Emma, British Publishers Hodder and Stoughton are looking to manga to revive flagging Bible sales. The result? The Manga Bible!

Only two issues have been released so far, but Hodder and Stoughton aren't playing around. This is the Bible, rawer and more extreme than we've ever seen it before! To emphasize the rawness and extremity of Jesus' ass-kicking adventures through Ancient Jerusalem, the first two volumes of The Manga Bible have the subtitles "NT Extreme!" and "NT Raw!"

I wonder if this means Mary Magdalene will now be in a schoolgirl outfit will an impossibly short skirt. Or if instead of cutting off the soldier's ear, Peter leaps into the air, summons his mystical sword and rips through the Romans like confetti. That would be awesome. And why all the focus on the NT? Who doesn't want a manga that literally gets Old Testament of your ass?

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2 brain pickings:

  1. I'm with you, V. I so want to see this. Jesus looks hot, intense and pissed off. O yeah.

  2. I was doing Jesus comics in '93.


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