Tuesday, September 09, 2008

"Rise of the Apostle" by Robert James Luedke at Title Trakk

Hi all:

I have a new review up at Title Trakk for Robert James Luedke's graphic novel, Rise of the Apostle.

Here's how my review begins:

Rise of the Apostle, the third graphic novel in the Eye Witness series, continues to impress with its vivid colors, action panels, quality lettering, and thrilling espionage adventures. It is well suited for its target audience of the modern young manga and superhero comics reader. Throw in a bit of Bond/Bourne thriller and Indiana Jones archeology, and you've got an unbeatable combination that will appeal to action-adventure lovers.

When last we left "The Bone Man," world-famous archeologist Terry Harper, the car he's riding in has exploded. Rise of the Apostle begins with a 1996 journal entry from Harper's dig diary mentioning the odd but capable man he hires for dig security. Then we leap to today's "ANN Headline News" reporting Harper's death. By page 2 men in black suits and earpieces are breaking into a high-rise apartment. Guns are drawn and we're on our way!

What does all this have to do with the apostle Paul? Without giving too much away, it seems Harper is somehow connected to the wandering church father, and through Harper we get to see the ancient Mediterranean world as Saul's life is changed on the road to Damascus, in the Arabian Desert, and in the most cosmopolitan of Roman cities ...

Click here to read more about this colorful rendition of a powerful story.



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