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Arktoons adds classic Bible tales to its growing collection of digital comics

Arkhaven Comics Founder and Editor-in-Chief Vox Day has announced that the digital platform, Arktoons, has added a brand new series to its growing collection of digital comics, Classic Bible Tales.

Day made the announcement on Gab. He said, “Arkhaven has added classic biblical tales to Arktoons.”

“It’s not something you’re going to see DC or Marvel or Webtoons do any time soon. Or, most likely, ever,” he added.

Source: Vox Day Gab

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The first episode, The two builders, is available to read on Arktoons right now. He visualizes the words of Jesus as they are told in Matthew 7:24-27 and Luke 6:47-49.

As noted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops the parable is called The Two Foundations.

Source: Classic Bible Tales

In Matthew it is written: “Whoever hears my words and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Jesus continued, “The rain fell, the torrents came, the winds blew and shook the house.s But he didn’t collapse; it had been fixed firmly to the rock.

“And whoever listens to my words but does not put them into practice will be like a fool who has built his house on sand,” said Christ.

“The rain fell, the floods came and the winds blew and shook the house. And it collapsed and was completely destroyed,” he concluded.

Source: Classic Bible Tales

Luke’s parable is also called The Two Foundations.

It starts with “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’, but don’t you do what I command you?”

“I’m going to show you what someone who comes to me, listens to my words and acts on it is like,” Jesus continued.

“This one is like a person who builds a house, who has dug deep and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river gushed against that house but could not shake it because it was well built,” he said.

“But one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against him, he immediately crumbled and was utterly destroyed,” Jesus concluded.

Source: Classic Bible Tales

This first episode available to read on Arktoons was originally published by The Standard Publishing Company in 1947. It was illustrated by Anthony Abruzzo and edited by Dorothy Fay Foster.

It was included in a comic called Parables Jesus Told #2054. Other parables included in the comic are: Parables by the Seashore, The Wicked Servant, The Good Shepherd, The Good Samaritan, The Unwelcome Friend, The Rich Fool, Being Invited to Feasts, The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, The Lost Son, Parables of Prayer, The Householder with His Servants, The Parable of the Vineyard, The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Maidens, and The Parable talents.

Standard Publishing Company also published a number of other Christian comics, including The Life of Christ Visualized #1-3, The Life of Esther Visualized, The Life of Joseph Visualized, and New Testament Heroes #1-2.

Source: The Life of Christ Visualized #3

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As for Day’s assertion that Marvel, DC, and Webtoons won’t be releasing Christian comics anytime soon, that’s probably true.

Marvel Comics recently had one of their devout Catholic characters, Nightcrawler from the X-Men, renounce his faith, murder a man, and attempt to create his own mutant religion.

Source: Path of X #2

However, Marvel Comics published Christian comics. In December 1992 they released The Life of Christ #1 by Louise Simonson, Mary Wilshire, Bill Anderson, Tom Smith and Bill Oakley.

The book tells the story of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem.

Source: The Life of Christ

Are you looking forward to check out Classic Biblical Tales from Arktoons?