Moviegoers are underwhelmed by Ridley Scott’s epic attempt at retooling C.C. DeMille’s classic “The Ten Commandments” and injecting more action into the second book of the Holy Bible. Critics share their opinions that the celebrated director of such films as “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” and “Gladiator” comes up short when trying to adapt the inspirational story from its source material for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” If anything, the movie should inspire folks to do a little research on their own.
Kingstone Media has made it easy for comic fans to dig deeper into the story of the Deliverer of Israel from Egypt. Two mini-graphic novels, as I call them, are available which explore different times and event in the life of Moses. Written by Pastor, missionary, evangelist and book author Michael Pearl, “Exodus” and “Moses” both condense the tales into 28 to 29 page full-color books which might take some creative license here and there, but for the most part are Biblically accurate right down to a breakdown of every page by where in the Scriptures it can be found.
No corners were cut when it comes to the artwork for “Exodus” and “Moses.” Inking and illustrating was provided by Danny Bulanadi and Clint Cearley, respectively. Bulanadi is best known for his work with Marvel and DC Comics characters like Captain America, Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers, Daredevil, The Blue Beetle, the Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, and the Micronauts. Cearley specializes in digital art and is known for his efforts on the Magic: The Gathering game.
One reviewer for “Moses” stated, “Be warned, these are not watered down, all the truth, violence and all, blood and all, is there… these comics are great for introducing Biblical tales to older kids who love comics.” “Moses” explores the life of the man of God starting as an infant. “Exodus” brings to life the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt and the events leading up to and after it. You might not be thrilled with Ridley Scott’s vision of the tale. However, you might find what you’re looking for in the panels of Kingstone Media’s two mini-graphic novel adaptations of the stories.
“Moses” and “Exodus” are available in print and Kindle editions from Amazon. The physical copies range in price from $2.71 to $3.99. The digital versions cost $1.99 apiece. They’re an affordable and entertaining way to compare and contrast the differences between the Biblical account and Ridley Scott’s account we see in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
A preview of "Moses" can be seen here.
A preview of "Exodus" can be seen here.
You can also visit Kingstone Media's website for more information on their comic books and graphic novels.
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