A burgeoning interest in religion and comics is only acknowledging what was always there. In medieval Europe, sequential art was used for religious devotion and instruction. With the growth of caricature and satire, cartoons lampooned the excesses and hypocrisy of religious teachers and leaders. The roots of superhero comics in American Jewish communities are well-known. More recently, even God himself has become a target of cartoonists, while imprints like DC's Vertigo have specialized in exploiting the religious imagination for fun and profit. Artists across the globe have brought scripture to life in cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Read on, because you may be very surprised at what you find.
Bible Comics: TestamentAug 18, 2009 - 19:15
A look back at a bombshell Bible comic: Testament by Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharp.
BioGraphic Novel: The 14th Dalai LamaJul 29, 2009 - 16:31
This story is a remarkable one, about a remarkable man. Published by a comics collective with a higher purpose, this story of the 14th Dalai Lama will give you hope.
The PhotographerJul 8, 2009 - 11:17
This moving and beautiful true story of a Doctors Without Borders trip into Afghanistan will haunt you for years. The Photographer will be the best graphic novel of 2009.
American Jesus Book One: ChosenApr 7, 2009 - 19:25
A seemingly blasphemous, if you believe in that sort of thing, work that ends up being a work with a message and warning…
The Manga BibleDec 26, 2007 - 17:33
The Bible as you've never seen it before - in manga format!
The Fallen: Cold ReligionFeb 19, 2006 - 21:35
The second volume of a series of graphic novels by author Aaron Clark, The Fallen is the story of a man hunting demons
The ConfessionalJul 25, 2004 - 14:42
The Confessional is a one shot adventure starring the Devil and a parish priest. Fed up with being the butt of jokes and accused for every sin committed by men, the Devil decides that he has had enough and confesses his life to a priest.
Is the Kingdom Here, or Is it Coming?Feb 15, 2004 - 11:28
I don't know about you, but I loved the Alex Ross/Mark Waid epic Kingdom Come just as much as I hated Waid's terrible sequel...
Chosen #1Feb 12, 2004 - 13:36
If Ultimate books are about stripping away continuity and re-imagining characters for the present day, then Mark Millar may not have been quite joking when he called this book Ultimate Jesus.