Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cain and Abel

(Continued from In The Beginning...)

Although the story of "The Creation" and "Adam and Eve" had already been told twice before, in the very 1st episode in September 1952, and again in January & February 1954, and although they had made a one-panel cameo in the September 1952 episode, the story of "Cain and Abel" was not featured in the BOYS' LIFE series until the 3rd time around, in April 1957.

Strangely enough, "Cain and Abel" has only been covered 4 times during the entire course of the BOYS' LIFE series.  After 1974, it was skipped twice during Frank Bolle's long run, and has still not (to my knowedge) cropped up again.  Perhaps certain aspects of the story rub people the wrong way, that they feel it better to ignore it?  In any case, now you can compare the various depictions seen in the series over the years...

April 1957  /  art by IRVING NOVICK
May 1963  /  art by IRVING NOVICK
September 1966  /  art by GRAY MORROW
November 1974  /  art by (??)
December 1974  /  art by (??)

(Continued in Noah)

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Restorations by Henry Kujawa

Read the entire STORIES FROM THE BIBLE series from the beginning!

For More:
Read the Wikipedia page on Book Of Genesis
Read the Wikipedia page on Cain And Abel

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