Everyone loves a good deleted scene. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have 30 entire minutes of them when it hits DVD. We eagerly pore over every description of what Maz Kanata may or may not do in never-shot sequences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what about those deleted scenes from The Bible? They exist, in a sense, in the form of things like the Apocrypha, the Gnostic Gospels, the Midrash, to name a few. Now though, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler, the team behind God Is Disappointed in You, is back to take you through all the deleted scenes, outtakes, and more in Apocrypha Now. Coming this spring from IDW Publishing’s Top Shelf imprint, Apocrypha Now mixes prose and cartoons for a “faithful-yet-irreverent” approach to the scripture.
Before you take a leap of faith at your local comic book shop later this year, you can take a sneak peek at what Russell and Wheeler have planned in our exclusive preview of Apocrypha Now. You can read an excerpt from Acts of Thomas, one of the New Testament apocrypha, in our gallery below. Simply click to enlarge the images.
What do you think of Apocrypha Now? Will you be picking it up? What’s your favorite piece of Biblical apocrypha? Let us know in the comments below.
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