Buzz had been building for some time: media theorist Douglas RushkoffVertigo label -- not what older generations expect from a comic book at all. was writing a comic book series based around stories from the Bible. This would be an edgy more mature GenX style presentation under DC's
This, and the articles it references, seems quite interesting. Russell Smith points out that that many liberties are taken with the narrative, but the themes are sound, and the author takes the Scriptures seriously.
As the father of a 13-year-old who finds the "graphical novels" more attractive than reading traditional books, this may be a way to get youth more interested in reading the Bible. I remember Classics Illustrated -- for many years my only exposure to The Count of Monte Cristo was the comic version. I finally read it in its entirety, and it was rather hard to wade through it -- and I am a voracious reader.