Item description for Hero Graphic Novel by Ross Lawhead & Stephen R. Lawhead...
Overview Agent Alex Hunter tries to discover the story behind a mysterious miracle worker from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, whose very presence is changing the world. Contains the first four comic volumes and the all-new fifth volume. Full color.
Publishers Description Tie up the loose ends and see what happens to Special Agent Alex Hunter in his quest for the truth.
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Studio: NavPress Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.48" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN 1576835006 ISBN13 9781576835005
Availability 0 units.
More About Ross Lawhead & Stephen R. Lawhead
Ross Lawhead comes from a literary household. He has collaborated with his father, Stephen R. Lawhead, on a trilogy of speculative fiction, written and illustrated a graphic novel, and published two volumes of awful poetry in a series called The Colour Papers. He lives in Oxford, England and this is his first full-length novel. For more of Ross s musings on comics, movies, books, and culture, visit rosslawhead.com/blog/"
Ross Lawhead currently resides in Oxford.
Ross Lawhead has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Hero Graphic Novel?
This re-telling of the story of Jesus was just OK Jul 25, 2008
I picked this one up yesterday. I was excited to see it was a near-futuristic re-telling of the last days of Jesus re-told by Stephen R. Lawhead. I am a giant fan of his book Byzantium (Harper Fiction), so I knew he'd re-tell this is a respectful and interesting way.
It was resepectful and faithful to the Biblical version but very short. I read this one in about 20 minutes. It is a graphic novel version of a rock opera but this so you obviously can't include the songs. But, there was nothing else added either. No background on the disciples (except Maggie). You actually have to know the story from the Bible to read this and get what they are doing. There's no explanation about who Petrov (Peter) is and where he came from and why he follows Hero (Jesus). Jude Discariot gets the most treatment, which is not saying much.
So much more could have been done. At least no harm was done by straying from the original too much, but this one could have been easily 3 times longer without straying from the original.
Not for classroom book shelf Sep 16, 2007
This is that part of the Jesus story that spawned 2000 years of persecution against the Jews. Not appropriate out of context.
An amazing comparison. =) Jul 12, 2007
It stays pretty close to the actual story of Jesus Christ. It basically just puts that B.C. story into 2007 time frame. It's a really good read, great for church plays, theater pieces, or just for some light reading. the only bad thing is it ends so quickly. =)