A stunning adaptation of The New York Times Bestselling novel by spiritual leader Deepak Chopra, realized by visionary comics writer Joshua Dysart, BUDDHA: A TALE OF ENLIGHTENMENT is an emotionally evocative, fictional look at one of the most iconic figures in philosophy and spiritualism; Buddha. We begin with war and strife and the birth of a being destined to become a leader. But will he lead as a king with wealth and power, or choose a different path of poverty, compassion, and enlightenment?
The author of the bestselling Discovery in Comics series, including on Science and Philosophy, tackles a very sensitive subject. Dealing with religion often means walking on eggshells - that is what comic artist Margreet de Heer finds out in this book in which she presents the five major religions and modern spirituality in a colorful, personal yet serious manner. She explores religious history and practices with tact and an open mind, but can't prevent a few eggs from breaking. Why is religion such a sensitive subject? This book in comics is fun and informative for believers, non-believers and everyone in between. It offers a fresh look from different perspectives on the phenomenon of religion, the backgrounds and history of the five major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) and makes the point that religion is something that should unite us, not drive us apart.
- Issue # TPB (4 months ago)
Trapped. A culture of frightening words and beliefs engulf John's mind. Night time produces ominous voices and intimidating creatures who chase John's heart with the hope to claim his life to work for them. The familiar creeks and hay fields become chambers of fear.
What if Marilyn Monroe fell in love with Jesus of Nazareth and tried to save him from the cross? There is a world in which this scenario is not that far-fetched: the world of MISBEGOTTEN--a post-apocalyptic saga about hot clones, holy relics, and a priest sent on a mission to spoil the most accurate passion play ever.
The Remaining is an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?
- Issue # TPB (11 months ago)
Cartoonist Basil Wolverton was known for his grotesque drawings, fantastically odd creatures, spaghetti-like hair, smoothly sculpted caricatures and insanely detailed crosshatching. His career in the golden age of comic books lasted from 1938 until 1952, after which his illustrations and caricatures extended into such publications as Life, Pageant and MAD magazines. Stylistically, he has been regarded as one of the spiritual grandfathers of underground and alternative comix. Less well known and understood is his work for the Worldwide Church of God, headed until 1986 by radio evangelist Herbert Armstrong. From 1953 through 1974, Wolverton, a deeply religious man, was commissioned and later employed by the church to write and illustrate a narrative of the Old Testament (including over 550 illustrations), some 20 apocalyptic illustrations inspired by the Book of Revelations, and dozens of cartoons and humorous illustrations for various Worldwide Church publications.
Knights of the Golden Sun is our all-new mythology based action/adventure comic book. What if there was more to fate than we knew? What if our fate was completely out of our hands? Four hundred years separate the Old Testament from the New Testament and during that time, neither man nor angel could hear God's divine message. In His absence, an age of chaos began. With humanity at a standstill, a power struggle erupts between the Archangels and The Fallen, who ignore Father's orders, over who will control His throne. What role will humanity have in the deciding of their fate? Who will rule Providence and all that comes with it?
The comedic and ironic misadventures of a confused Philosophy professor on the path to spiritual awakening. Alan Mangel has it all. As a popular Philosophy Professor at the world famous Université de La Sorbonne, he is wealthy, married and academically acclaimed. On his sixtieth birthday, however, Alan’s life will crumble as Elisabeth, a beautiful young student, claims she received a vision from God that he is to impregnate her with the second-coming of John the Baptist. As Alan gives himself up to the wild forces bullying him through life, he engages on a spiritual journey that challenges his very reality. Everything once true is proven to be false. Everything once false is proven to be true. One of the most compelling and personal works by legendary international comics superstars Moebius and Alexandro Jodorowsky ( The Incal ).
Widely thought of to be one of the first confessional autobiographical comics. Justin Green confesses his most private sacrilegious and psycho-sexual fixations trough his alter ego Binky Brown in this comic. Green goes trough the escalating trauma's of his youth that were thought to him by the repressive schooling he got from the nuns. His behavior might nowadays be perceived to be Obsessive Compulsive Behavior (OCD). He struggles to apply the teachings of the strict catholic dogma into his everyday life. He finds himself failing and trying to make amends by creating elaborate rituals that he must do to keep himself 'pure'.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown's fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible's representations of sex work.
The year is 26 C.E. A young Nazarean carpenter is having some trouble adjusting to the violent world around him and finding his place within it. He knows he's different, but he doesn't know why. Not yet, anyway. A bloody, two-fisted tale of historical heroic fiction brought to you by JOE CASEY (SEX, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, MCMLXXV) and BENJAMIN MARRA (Night Business, Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T.).
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
A searing, human portrayal of Krishna, the god of all gods awaits you in A JOURNEY WITHIN. Journey along through his pastimes that have swayed the ages. The final confrontation between the fire of man's consuming greed to conquer all, and the supreme power of the Divine Spirit.
Chronic malcontent David Weathers dies and goes to Heaven-where everything is terrible, and everybody hates a complainer. A savage satire by writer Tom Peyer (Hourman, Batman '66) with art by Greg Scott (Black Hood, X-Files). AND! The socially awkward science-adventurers known as HASHTAG: DANGER kill a dinosaur! Backup story by Tom Peyer, art by Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini-Marvels).ANDAND! A cartoon by Shannon Wheeler, and an all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison: FESTIVE FUNTIMES AT THE NEW WORLD'S FAIR, illustrated by Rick Geary!
Francis is born in Assisi, Italy in the year 1181 or 1182, at the end of the Dark Ages. As he grows up he becomes friend to many nobles, even though he is a member of the middle class. A war with the nearby town Perugia sends Francis into battle. He is captured along with many of his noble friends and imprisoned. He offers comfort to his fellow inmates, but is affected by the imprisonment himself. After a year of being a prisoner the ransom is paid and they are freed. However just months later Francis takes ill and is sick for a very long time. Finally Francis, known as "King of the Feasts" amongst his friends, returns to full health. Francis feels a greater desire to be a noble, and be accepted and he creates bigger and better parties, all the while spending his fathers money...
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
As only the unfettered Id of Gilbert Hernandez could conceive, Garden of Flesh is a sexually explicit retelling of the story of Adam and Eve up to Noah’s Ark. Hernandez presents a straightforward adaptation of the Bible parable, but one that also blurs the lines between erotica and pornography, as only Hernandez can.
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
James O'Barr's iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend.