|by Jacqueline Marie Smith
|Paperback: 12 pages
Winning Souls Publishing
Another hanger! I'll be
This Sarah is amazing!
book from the series entitled, "Sarah". Full color. For ages 8-10. Excellent
learning tool and fun reading.
|by April P. Smith
|Paperback: 12 pages
Winning Souls Publishing;
|In this issue,
Sarah teaches her father a lesson about stealing.
Sandra Stonefeld, A Mother
...old saying is, "Train
up a child in the way he should go and ... he will not depart from it".
Parents had better start
what they preach. This issue brought me back to reality. Parents mess up
|ROY THOMAS &
RING OF THE NIBELUNG
|by Roy Thomas & Gil Kane, w/ Jim Woodring
|Paperback: 200 pages
operatic Ring Cycle is presented in full-color graphic novel form:
mortal hero Siegfried is sent to slay a dragon, reclaim the gods'
stolen gold and rescue the Valkyries' Brunnhilde from fiery doom.
|In a major departure
of theme, Comix Art God Gil Kane took on no less than The Ring Cycle from
Alberecht's theft of the Ring of Power all the way through The Immolation
and downfall of The Gods. Only an artist as confident as Kane could have
ever gotten away with such a gutsy move. He is aided by a fairly tight
and concise rendering of the story by Roy Thomas, no slouch himself. The
magic of this pairing is that Thomas clearly knows when to leave certain
elements of the story to Kane and his visual mastery. Every panel is kinetic
with movement and the art is far more mature, as it ought to be. Below
there are reviews with silly warnings about the nudity in these books as
if you would give your five year old a story about a Hero (sigfried)having
passionate relations with his sister (Brunhilde)! Laughable. The Ring Cycle
is a very adult story by nature and Kane/Thomas treat it with the respect
that a story for thinking individuals deserves. If you were expecting GOODNIGHT
MOON, you are on the wrong page pal. However, I think any kid old enough
to watch Discovery Channel unsupervised could be trusted with this material.
In fact, this rendering of the RING is far more comprehensible than a Cliff
Notes version they will inevitably buy in Highschool and far more entertaining.
Sadly, with Kane's death
a year ago, we will not be treated to any more of his insightful and original
treatments of timeless material. If you only know his Superhero stuff,
you really need this book and you must also track down a used copy of the
now out of print BLACKMARK. Kane's THE RING is simply a treasure for the
art, the way the art tells the story and the succinct summary of a complex
and lengthy Literature Classic. Too bad he couldn't have also done WAR
& PEACE, since his version would have been much more interesting.
II, Book 2
|Written byJerry B. Jenkins & Tim Lahaye
Edited by Brian Augustyn
|Paperback: 48 pages
Tyndale House Publishing
Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins first imagined LEFT BEHIND, their goal was
to create "...the first fictional portrayal of events that are true to
the literal interpretation of Bible prophecy."
LEFT BEHIND began as a sleeper,
starting slowly and building steadily, selling by word of mouth. Eventually
the book became a bestseller and LaHaye and Jenkins discovered that the
story would take more than one book to tell, so they continued the tale
in TRIBULATION FORCE.
the backdrop of the Rapture, in which Jesus has returned as promised to
gather his followers and remove them from this world, the characters in
Tribulation Force must confront life without their loved ones, struggle
with evil unleashed on the world, and ultimately embrace God's truth for
Pilot Rayford Steele, his
daughter Chloe, journalist Buck Williams, and pastor Bruce Barnes band
together to study the Bible, pray, and support one another through this
time of terror and uncertainty. They realize that Nicolae Carpathia is
the prophesied Antichrist, as they watch him consolidate his power. Buck
and Rayford find themselves employees of Nicolae, keeping their faith in
Jesus secret so that they can continue to work and share their faith unhindered
while secretly fighting the Antichrist with the other members of the tribulation
The authors have drawn a
story of intrigue and adventure set against a cataclysm of global proportions.
Readers captivated by Left Behind will certainly want to read Tribulation
Dimensions (in inches): 0.28 x 10.06 x 6.64
|Written by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
|Paperback: 48 pages
Tyndale House Publishers
Take a pound of apocalyptic
suspense, add a dash of conspiracy, a little romance, and you've got a
recipe for publishing success.
Created by a leader in graphic
novels to the general market, this is an entirely new format for Christian
product. These are not the comic books you remember, but a new way to communicate
with ages 12 and up.
The adventure continues with
volumes III–V of Tribulation Force, the second book in the Left Behind
Graphic Novel series.
Volume III--As the Trib Force
bands tightly together, Nicolae Carpathia increases in power and influence.
Volume IV--Startling discoveries,
mysterious strangers, and shocking secrets shatter the calm surface of
Volume V--As the world begins
its slide toward corruption and degradation, the Trib Force bravely faces
violence and tragedy.
Dimensions (in inches): 0.15 x 10.17 x 6.60