Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical flick, Noah, has been sprouting some controversy recently among a few religious groups for not displaying the same version of the story as told in the bible. The good news is Image Comics does not seem phased by the controversy as they just announced that they will not only be releasing the English translation of the graphic novel, but also putting out a limited special edition version.
The “Noah” special edition will, of course, be oversized, and comes in a nice slip cover. There will only be 300 copies printed and they are retailing for $200.00. Better act fast if you want to snag up your “Noah” before the flood hits on March 18.
From the press release:
The story of Noah and the Flood has been told for millennia, studied for centuries, and debated for decades. And in March, Image Comics will add a fresh voice to the conversation. NOAH, a new graphic novel written by Academy-Award- and Golden-Globe-nominated writer and director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and Ari Handel and drawn by Niko Henrichon (Pride of Baghdad) will add to the fascinating exploration of this eternal story. Drawing from myth, history, and unchanging truths of the human experience, Noah offers a new perspective on the Biblical patriarch, his family, and the ill-fated world they inhabit.
In addition to the hardbound edition with a cover by Henrichon (unveiled on Tuesday by Entertainment Weekly), the lushly illustrated, 256-page graphic novel will also be available as a limited deluxe edition, signed and numbered by the creators. The NOAH special edition will be oversized, with covers and slipcase bound in white linen and beautifully gold-foil-stamped with an elegant, minimalist design. The special edition will be limited to 300 copies and retail for $200. Both editions will be in stores on March 18.