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more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:29 pm UTC
by lockleyg
Does anyone know of good sources for Christian comic books?

I do know of some, which my christian gift store (faithgiftstore.com) has. These ones are mainly from Kingstone Comics. I am looking for ones that are currently available, not stuff that is now out of print.

Thanks. :mrgreen:

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Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:32 pm UTC
by Endless Mike

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:38 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Endless Mike wrote:http://www.chick.com/default.asp

Yeah, he said Good.

If you're going to be like that, get out.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:09 am UTC
by podbaydoor
Anything by Doug TenNapel. He's a fantastic artist, first-rate storyteller, and solid sense of humor. I don't remotely agree with any of the conclusions that he comes to in his comics (I'm an atheist and he can be very abrasive in his personal blog) but he's a very good bet for artistic quality. Also, he's the creator of Earthworm Jim and Sockbaby.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
by lockleyg
Thanks for your replies, I will check them out.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
by DustinKoski
Do you only want overtly, directly Christian and espousing Christian values, or would you be open to stuff that discusses christian values or is christian only in its symbolism?

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:32 am UTC
by meliescomic
Yeah, Doug Tennapel is the way to go, especially Creature Tech (probably his most spiritual work, and very accessible as well). If you want to try his work before you buy it, Ratfist is online for free.

I don't know if it's Christian per se, but 1/0 (one divided by zero, Google search it) is a very interesting comic that vigorously defends and explores the idea of a creator.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
by meliescomic
Ooh! Also, Mike Allred's Madman. It's not totally explicit but Allred is a very religious person and the subtext of Madman is very much about the importance of morality, the reality of God, consequences of ideas and stuff like that. The ending of the story was pure Mormon, too. I don't think you'd pick it up from just reading one issue (I used to dismiss Madman as "empty stylish pop"), but there's some DEEP stuff there. Also probably okay for all ages (no cussing etc.)

Tennapel's Black Cherry is a very dark, very NOT all-ages Christian comic that may be offensive (lots of cussing etc.), but is very heartfelt and thought-provoking.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
podbaydoor wrote:Anything by Doug TenNapel. He's a fantastic artist, first-rate storyteller, and solid sense of humor. I don't remotely agree with any of the conclusions that he comes to in his comics (I'm an atheist and he can be very abrasive in his personal blog) but he's a very good bet for artistic quality. Also, he's the creator of Earthworm Jim and Sockbaby.

Geez, I feel pretty dumb... I've read a bunch of his stuff (Earthboy Jacobus was my favorite) and only barely picked up on the fact that he's a Christian author. Well, for what it's worth, while I do not hold some of the positions some of his characters have, he writes and draws particularly high quality comic stories, and I would recommend them to just about anyone.

Re: more Christian Comic Books

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:45 pm UTC
by podbaydoor
I read Creature Tech only after I had gone through his blog and forums, so it's likely that my impression of his work was colored by my perception of the author.

He's the only one I know of that creates very good original Christian-influenced material. The only other comics that I've encountered were various comic book versions of Bible stories. I'll say that the Manga Bible gave me a really good laugh when I came across it in the Focus on the Family bookstore.