The Book of Revelation

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192-page graphic novel (paperback)
Featuring almost 600 illustrations
Including all 404 verses of the final book of the Bible

Translation by Mark Arey & Philemon Sevastiades
Adaptation by Matt Dorff
Illustrations by Chris Koelle

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Reviews

Visual tour de force...vivid depiction that strikes the perfect, tasteful tone... a page turner... spectacular art.

Publishers Weekly (11-26-12)
 

No adaptation that I know has captured the scope, the terror, or the glory of the Apocalypse more completely than The Book of Revelation, a graphic novel adapted by Matt Dorff and illustrated by Chris Koelle.

G. Shane Morris, BreakPoint.org
 

To Bible fans I say read it for the beautiful translation of Scripture and stay for the stunning art. To graphic novel fans I say open it for mind blowing visuals and let the poetry sweep you away.

Therefore I Geek
 

...the illustrations are extremely detailed, intense and at times very brave. It's refreshing to see an artist depict the devil and the darker elements of Revelation in their full horrific and grotesque nature...a fair few of the pieces of art are not for the faint-hearted...Chris Koelle is an exceptional artist and as Christian comic books go, this is a bold step forward in the right direction. When reading this, you actually forget that you know this story and that it is scripture.
Youthwork Magazine (UK)
 

The translators have attained here a readability that invites comparison with literary levels of the finest literature.  At the same time, they have employed contemporary idioms so that the text bears a fresh and, at times, stunning 'newness.' The Book of Revelation is exciting again.
Randall Balmer (from his Preface for the text translation edition of Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation)
 

The only less-than-literal license taken by the creative team is the frequent view of John reacting to what he must witness, both its glory and its horror. As the closest thing readers have to a relatable common man, even one as extraordinary as the biblical revelator, John provides a vital touchstone for a visceral experience of Revelation's prophecy. What the adaptation sacrifices in interpretive nuance or comic book purity, it makes up for in raw impact. For the first time in centuries, audiences can feel the awesomeness of John's vision of a world to end and one to come.
A. David Lewis
 

Dorff and Koelle have produced one of the first solid Bible-based graphic novels that can stand on its own two feet and command the respect of fans of the medium. What's always been a visual story has finally been done right.

The Phantom Tollbooth

 

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