Christian Bookstores to Market ‘Mecha Manga Bible Heroes’
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Sure, I chuckled a bit at yesterday’s announcement regarding the upcoming Manga Bible, but I’m still cleaning tuna salad off the desk after reading about Mecha Manga Bible Heroes.
It wasn’t so much the development of such a series by JMG Comics that set me off. In fact, it makes perfect sense to combine religious education with something as popular as manga. What really caused me to laugh up my lunch was this line from the description of the first issue, Mecha Manga Bible Heroes #1: David vs. Goliath:
“David is a young kid who has to go toe-to-toe with a giant super robot covered in every conceivable type of weapon,” said Hall. “Other than that, everything is what the Bible describes, down to the small details that most versions of the tale gloss over.”
Is it me, or is that a pretty wide "other than that"? But I digress…
Another interesting aspect of the announcement is that Diamond won’t be handling distribution of Mecha Manga Bible Heroes – which could necessitate a minor mecha-miracle if JMG wants to get copies of the issue to readers.