Vowing to reclaim the land of his fathers, Zeniff leads a company of Nephites deep into Lamanite territory. But the Lamanites have other plans for them. Can Zeniff defend his city against the Lamanite armies? Will his ambitious son Noah seize the crown? Can the prophet Abinadi save the city from its own wickedness? Adventure, war, betrayal, and redemption await you in iPlaVowing to reclaim the land of his fathers, Zeniff leads a company of Nephites deep into Lamanite territory. But the Lamanites have other plans for them. Can Zeniff defend his city against the Lamanite armies? Will his ambitious son Noah seize the crown? Can the prophet Abinadi save the city from its own wickedness? Adventure, war, betrayal, and redemption await you in iPlates Volume 1, an award-winning comic series based on the Book of Mormon....
|Title||:||iPlates: Volume 1|
|Number of Pages||:||68 Pages|
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iPlates: Volume 1 Reviews
This is a comic book version of portions of The Book of Mormon. Both the art and the stories are well done, although there is a lot of creative license taken in both areas. (Carter admits in an explanation at the end that it should be considered historical fiction.) Most of the pages are done in black and white, but there is some color here and there.The book consists of nine episodes, beginning with the story of Ammon. Unfortunately, we are left hanging when the king decides he wants to learn about the Great Spirit. We then jump into the story of Zeniff and wind up with King Noah, Abinadi, and Alma. These latter story lines are more fully developed and satisfying. And it's not just action, as you might expect from this format; there are also spiritual lessons being taught.The author (Carter) and artist (Atwood) each have a page at the end where they talk about how the book came to be and their experiences in creating it. Both of them speak of getting to know the characters well enough that they got emotional at Abinadi's death.This is not a book I would offer to my 7 and 9 year old sons, although they would want to read it. It has graphic violence (nothing is held back when Ammon gets going) and there is a bit of sensuality. They also wouldn't understand the humor. But my 16 year old daughter enjoyed it, although she would not have picked it up herself, not being the comic book type. As she read it, she was confused - particularly due to a relationship between a young Abinadi and youthful King Noah that is not in the scriptures - until I explained that a lot of it is made up. (This is another reason I wouldn't suggest it for younger kids.)Anyone of appropriate age who thinks the Book of Mormon is boring needs to read this, and I look forward to future volumes. Carter and Atwood have brought portions of The Book of Mormon to life like never before. Where else are you going to find Ammon tending flocks of animals (apparently cureloms) with bodies that look like sheep, but have Pikachu heads? But most importantly, if it motivates you to want to read the book of scripture that inspired it, it will have fulfilled what seems to be its intended mission.
I've purchased other books and movies that set out to bring the Book of Mormon stories to life. To be perfectly honest, some really bored my kids, especially the older ones. iPlates is definitely not boring. Of course it may not be for your 4 year old, but older children and teens will get a kick out of it. It holds to the actual storyline, but brings in a lot of fun, contemporary things that will surprise you--and ward off boredom. Your kids will remember this version. I've only got one kid still in the nest and he loves it. I mean, he love loves it. Especially the Pikachu sheep. He is actually *pestering* me to buy the next edition and it isn't out yet! Also the quality of the physical book seems really good to me. More color would be great but that'd probably drive the price up. Besides my kids say manga is supposed to be black and white.
This was an entertaining comic based on parts of Mosiah and Alma in The Book of Mormon. Some of it was a little hard for me to follow, when there was creative license and I couldn't follow the art. It was still fun to read, though!
A very fun read based on parts of The Book of Mormon. Some familiarity with the original material might be necessary to understand everything that's going on, as the creators have clearly opted for a less-is-more approach. Regardless, some of their more creative interpretations of Book of Mormon events are hilarious!
The stories are familiar but interpreted quite differently. The artwork is wonderful with plenty of humor and drama. Thanks, team!