Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bible Stories, 1985

(Continued from 1984)

For the 7th time since the BIBLE STORIES began in BOYS' LIFE in 1952, the series "starts over" from THE BEGINNING.  What I find interesting about this version is that artist Frank Bolle has included dinosaurs as part of "The Creation".  Clearly, those were very, very long "days".  (And, it's obvious Bolle has no problem reconciling "evolution" as PART of "The Creation".)

Oddly enough, this time around, things jump straight from "The Garden Of Eden" to "Noah", skipping "Cain And Abel".  Similarly, "The Tower Of Babel" is also skipped this time, the series jumping straight into "Abraham". One thing I appreciate about this new version is the inclusion of a MAP detailing the actual journey of Abraham, his nephew Lot, and his father Terah (who has never been mentioned in any of these before).  It reminds me of all those maps of "The Hyborean World" that Roy Thomas liked to include with CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

Frank Bolle's signature appears more regularly this year, turning up (that I can see) in the February, March, April, May, July, October, November & December installments.

Story by (??)  /  Art by FRANK BOLLE
BOYS' LIFE  /  January 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  February 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  March 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  April 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  May 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  June 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  July 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  October 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1985
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1985
(Continued in 1986)

Copyright (C) BOY'S LIFE Magazine
Restorations by Henry Kujawa

Read the Bob LeRose page at Wikipedia
Visit Frank Bolle's website!
See a collection of Frank Bolle's TIM HOLT covers at this very blog!
Read about "Bible Firsts" (alias, "The Sanitized Bible")
   at the Insomnia Notebook blog

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