Book of Mormon to be published in comic-book form
from the strange-twists-on-missionary-work dept.
I was dumbfounded to learn that a comic-book version of the Book of Mormon will supposedly be hitting stores this October. The Golden Plates: The Shape of All Things is the creation of Mike Allred, a church-member and 14-year veteran of the comic book industry. (Pictures here, here, here, and here.) Allred describes it as "ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s A Wonderful Life meets Conan the Barbarian," and even thinks of it as "a tool to make The Book Of Mormon ... more accessible."
Now I don't mean to be a party-pooper here, but does this seem a little uncouth to anyone else? People already accuse the Book of Mormon of being a work of fiction, do we really need to go out and portray it that way too? To me it just seems like this will do more harm than good. (Thanks to A Soft Answer for the link to this story.)