Written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel
Illustrated by Niko Henrichon and Nicolas Senegas
The Biblical story of Noah, of the instruction by God to build an ark, and to load on two of every kind of animal, is one of the most well-known stories from the Bible. Even if you're not particularly religiously literate, you'll probably think of something like this:
"The Earth became corrupt before God; the Earth was filled with lawlessness. When God saw how corrupt the Earth was, God said to Noah, 'I have decided to put an end to all flesh, for the earth is filled with lawlessness because of them: I am about to destroy them with the Earth. Make yourself an ark...", Genesis 6:11-14
Aboard the Ark, as they endure the rains, Ham finds an injured Tubal-Cain who he keeps in hiding, as Tubal-Cain plots against Noah. While this is happening, Ila (wife of Shem) discovers that she is pregnant. Noah says that if it is a boy then it shall live but if it is a girl, it will die. When Tubal-Cain makes his move against Noah, it is at the same time that Ila goes into labor. Noah survives the attack by Tubal-Cain, and eventually wavers in his convictions and does not kill Shem's children. At the same time, a dove that they had sent out returns with an olive branch; a sign that dry land has returned. In the final scenes of the story, we see Noah and his family living in a lush, green area. Ham has fled due to the hatred for his father, but the story ends on a hopeful note, as Ila asks Noah to help teach his granddaughters to build a better world.