Sep 24, comics blogger Tim Callahan has dedicated the next twelve months more than a year to a reread of all of the major Alan Moore comics. Oct 8, comics blogger Tim Callahan has dedicated the next twelve months more than a year to a reread of all of the major Alan Moore comics. Jul 28, The Paperback of the Promethea, Volume 1 by Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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The poet Charlton Sennet, in the s, projected Promethea’s likeness onto his housemaid Anna, transforming her into his dream lover.

Promethea, Book 4

This is an astounding book. Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. This is where the series slips into the high gear and exhibits visionary promise. They mean a lot to me. Williams is perfectly in tune with Moore on this book, and the Absolute format really gives his art the chance to shine. During promehea course of her research, she manages to track down, unbeknownst ppromethea her, the most recent Promethea, now in semi-retirement, and unwittingly stirs the interest of an old enemy of Promethea’s, who decides to launch a pre-emptive strike against Sophie out of fear she will become the next Promethea–which, indeed, she does.

It has happened before. It definitely shows the postmodern graphic novel in a more adult vein than the normal good versus evil dualisms of the usual superhero mode.

Absolute Promethea, Book One by Alan Moore

Alsn you Alan Moore and J. Three years pass and Sophie, having abandoned her duties as Promethea, hides in Millennium City under the alias Joey Estrada with new boyfriend Carl.


I’m not too sure about the futuristic setting of either. Alan Moore’s entrancing masterpiece is presented for the first time in this Absolute format, collecting the first twelve issues of the mystical series and featuring the spectacular art of J. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary—authors such as William S.

Subjects dealt with in this series include the occult, the tarot and Hermetic Qabalah. It gets a little boring, although the art alone would make the book worth it. I wish there had been more longing in her visions than needing her ass saved. Whenever a story requires context of this nature, if not handled with finesse the story can become dry relatively quickly.

In the late ’90s, for WildStorm, he was given his own imprint, America’s Best Comics, and created a number of diverse titles that each took the idea of a super-hero comic in very different directions. Promethea was one of the initial batch of ABC titles, and remains my favorite. There’s too much going on while lacking substance.

My favorite parts of this book and the second are miore odd little details of the wold a too-futuristic near-future New Yorklike the Weeping Gorilla and the Five Swell Guys.

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The facial expressions I tuned out the way I will forget that I’m reading subtitles on foreign films. Allan Book 2 by Alan Moore, J. I think maybe I’m too old or too staid or too something to enter entirely into this graphic novel.


She’s behind the vision and he doesn’t see her.

Absolute Promethea, Book One

If Prometheus, the man who stole fire from the gods and projethea it moroe men, figures technology, then Promethea must figure the imagination. I don’t care if it’s not new. Session expired Please log in again. It is developed to the greatest extent in Promethea, and should be held in high regard by Moore’s fans for this reason alone. Although it go Looking forward to Vol 2. These imitations were often explicitly credited by Williams next to his signature. But this is the first thing I haven’t loved by Alan Moore.

Oct 26, Eduardo Hinton rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments. The 5 Most Expensive Wireless Headphones: Later there is a brief “tutorial”? The contents of which involve a young girl aan suddenly gets swept up in the destiny of being chosen take up the mantle of a quasi-goddess character named Promethea who has been around for centuries.

The history of man told through the tarot entirely in rhyme is genius. I prkmethea recommend this book to everyone interested in the Western Magical tradition.

Mar 31, Miquel Codony rated it liked it. The above may sound like standard super-hero fare, and in other hands it could easily have become so. Alan Moore wrote it, and it’s very good. That was too bad because I was gonna say that these comics are pretty damned good for all of the potential flaws.