Who spoke the inspirational words, “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up”? Hint: It wasn’t Captain America. Really.
A new survey found that 63 percent of U.S. adults attributed the quote to Martin Luther King Jr., President George W. Bush …. or Marvel’s Sentinel of Liberty. It’s actually a Bible verse — 2 Corinthians 4:8, to be precise — taken from the Contemporary English Version.
In the survey of 2,572 Americans, conducted earlier this month on behalf of the American Bible Society, King came out on top, with 27 percent crediting the civil-rights leader with the quote. Just 12 percent correctly attributed it to the Bible, presumably meaning ol’ winghead trumped the Word.
It just goes to show you, as the Good Book says, “When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield.”
Animation and sometimes comic artist Ovi Nedelcu has updated his blog with new pages from his long-gestating project The Bible Storybook. While Nedelcu spends most of his time in animation these days, comics fans might know him from his story in Flight Vol. 4 and his short-lived series Pigtale. This project looks to be quite different from R. Crumb’s recent adaptation on the Bible, and enjoyable in a very different way.
Here’s the first two pages:
You can see more over at a dedicated blog Ovi set up for the project.
Apropos of Crumb’s recent Genesis adaptation, here’s another attempt to bring the classic old testament tales into the comics medium courtesy of Sharon Rosenzweig and Aaron Freeman. The Comic Torah is a much more interpretive, looser adaptation of those classic Bible stories, with God portrayed as a woman, for instance, and the Land of Milk and Honey becoming an actual character of sorts. You can read a summation of the story here, or start reading the story here.
The creators are trying to self-publish a full-color edition of the work and have initiated a Kickstarter project with the goal of raising $12,000. So check it out and if you like what you see, throw a couple of bucks their way.
(found via Bleeding Cool)