The Book of Revelation Graphic Novel Review

The Book of Revelation Graphic Novel Review – The entire text of Revelation is presented as a visual narrative experience. See the vision given to John illuminated in this graphic novel as an eye-popping, cinematic adventure.

Book of Revelation, Paperback

The Book of Revelation Graphic Novel Review

Content

This is the entire book of revelation in the form of a graphic novel.  It contains all 404 verses from the bible.  It is not a word for word translation, but has been translated from ancient Greek by Fr. Mark Arey and Fr. Philemon Sevastiades.  Their goal was to translate the original text into fresh, understandable and precise English. It was adapted by Matt Dorff; a producer and screenwriter in Hollywood.

As far as the content, some of the illustrations depict a preterist view in which the prophecies of the book have already been fulfilled.  Some other important parts from the bible have been changed.  If you are a reader of the King James Version, you will find many things have been changed (or interpreted differently).  Wordwood is called Absinthe, the antichrist is wounded in the side and not the head, the mark of the beast is a “puncture” on the forehead, and several other differences.  I am not sure why they would change some of these key details.

Illustrations

The Book of Revelation graphic novel contains all 22 chapters of Revelation, every one of the 404 verses, and over 570 separate illustrations to accompany the text.  It is illustrated by Chris Koelle, who is an award-winning illustrator.  The illustrations are stunning, although they do have a very dark and twisted overall feel.  Most disturbingly, it depicts Jesus Christ as a man with a lamb’s head and he has an eye in his palm which is very strange and a bit off putting.  There are also many occult symbols throughout. Angels are drawn at almost nightmarish creatures.  The images themselves are very well drawn and interesting, it is just the interpretations that I had some problems with.

Quality

This is a smaller, comic book sized book.  It has a glossy paper cover.  Inside you will find nice thick glossy paper with white text on a black background.  The images are printed It is a very nicely made book with high quality materials used throughout.

Final Thoughts

I would not recommend this book.  It’s interpretation is very different from that of the King James Bible.  It is also peppered with many occult symbols and very strange images that do not seem to align with what the Bible depicts.  It also is highly disturbing how they chose to draw Christ as a literal lamb.  My recommendation is to skip this book.

Book of Revelation, Paperback

2 Total Score
Not Recommended

It's interpretation is very different from that of the King James Bible. It is also peppered with many occult symbols and very strange images that do not seem to align with what the Bible depicts.

PROS
  • Very Good Artwork
CONS
  • Strays from the Bible
  • Depicts Jesus in an undesirable light
  • Very dark
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