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The Most Spectacular Stories Ever Told… From the Bible (1975)

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  • Replicating the efforts of the King James Bible translation panels, the creators of this oversized comic book retelling of biblical stories such as the Creation, Noah's Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Tower of Babel "researched many variations of biblical publications," including histories, commentaries and Bible translations, "in an effort to elicit the best information possible" for their project. This issue was the first of what was supposed to be a long—but never completed—series that would graphically depict the Bible from Genesis to the Book of Revelation.

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    The Most Spectacular Stories Ever Told… From the Bible (1975)

    Alternative Title

    The Bible
    Limited Collectors' Edition


    Bible stories, English -- O.T. -- Comic books, strips, etc.
    Bible -- Comic books, strips, etc.


    60 p.: chiefly col. ill.; 35 cm.


    Mayer, Sheldon, 1917-1991


    New York: National Periodical Publications, Inc.




    Kubert, Joe, 1926-2012
    Redondo, Nestor


    This item is protected by copyright and it is included in this exhibit under the doctrine of Fair Use, an exception outlined in Section 107 of United States Copyright Law. OSU Libraries make no claims of any rights in this item. This exhibit is intended for educational and research purposes. Reuse of the item for any other purpose or beyond the bounds of other exemptions to copyright law requires permission from the copyright holder.






    SPEC. PN 6728.4 N3 L5 C-36


    The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Shel Dorf Collection

    Original Format

    Comic book

    Further Information

    The Ohio State University library catalog record



    Mayer, Sheldon, 1917-1991, “The Most Spectacular Stories Ever Told… From the Bible (1975),” The Ohio State University Libraries Exhibits, accessed March 19, 2018,
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