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Coody, Elizabeth Rae. "The Ending of Mark as a Page-Turn Reveal." Comics and Sacred Texts. Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives. Eds. Assaf Gamzou and Ken Koltun-Fromm. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2018. 98–112. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv7vcsv2.10
BibTeX citation key: Coody2018
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Keywords: "Bible", "Marked", "The Action Bible", "Yummy Fur", Adaptation, Brazil, Brown. Chester, Canada, Cariello. Sergio, Literature, Mauss. Doug, Religion, Ross. Steve, USA
Creators: Coody, Gamzou, Koltun-Fromm
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Comics and Sacred Texts. Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives
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This chapter discusses how biblical scholars have much to learn from what comics can reveal about the act of reading texts. Readers of the Christian Testament might find The Action Bible (2010), Marked (2005), and the “Gospel of Mark” story in the Yummy Fur series (1987–89) useful for identifying characteristics of the peculiar ending of Mark. In particular, this chapter explores how the ending of Mark, which has long puzzled scholars, can be more fully understood when compared to the technique of the page-turn reveal commonly used by comics creators. That is, the shorter ending of Mark is a “page-turn” teaser. It is not a deficient ending, but rather invites the reader or listener to create the verso (on the turned side of the page). Reading Mark through comics makes visible how the author of Mark accomplished with language what the comics form is uniquely able to display visually.
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