Sales of graphic novels, too, have grown by double digits in recent years. So it makes sense that a convergence is under way, as graphic novels take up stories from the Bible, often in startling ways. In the last year, several major religious and secular publishing houses have announced or released manga religious stories. Last year, the Bible, written as Japanese Mange Graphic Novel, With a Samurai Stranger Called Christ hit the market with critical acclaim.
Repackaging and selling famous, public domain books (like Alice in Wonderland) in new ways is an interesting business model.