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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Aug 30, Swaroop rated it really liked it Shelves: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. During an attack at the hospital she was visiting Sophie in, Sophie uses Stacia as a vessel for Grace Brannagh to help the fight.

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Williams III and Mick Gray Wildstorm The conclusion of Promethea’s sprawling tour of the higher realms of the spirit is collected in this reprinting ! During her passage in the afterlife, Barbara meets her guardian angel Boo-Boo Barbara’s old nickname who is in fact the younger, beautiful and independent young woman she used to be.

A weeping gorilla laments not buying windows 95, and a hack writer misspells himself a path to Godhood. While researching Promethea, a mythical warrior woman, Sophie receives a cryptic warning to cease her investigations.

Trivia About Absolute Promethe By the time she slan her husband, she and Boo-Boo become one person.

Promethea, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore

Just as things look bleakest for Sophie, she is rescued by Barbara, who has mystical powers and is now dressed as Promethea. Moore’s early work through the 80’s was heady, dark, hard boiled and political, pushing the boundaries of possibility in the medium.

Her personality as Sophie is initially somewhat timid; however, by the end of the book she becomes an adept magician and confident young woman. Although it got a bit explanation-heavy at one point, I’m hoping it’s just because this is the first in the series, because there’s a lot of potential that could make this a hell of a series. It turns out that Promethea is called to the world when someone uses their imagination to make her real. That said, I suspect that a lot of fans of the medium and even fans of Alan Moore’s earlier work may not agree.


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I can’t remember if the ‘weeping gorilla’ phenomenon first appears in this volume or the second, but the media character and the bizarre public noore investment in him reminds me of ‘s Harambe meme – which reinforces my hunch that there is a form of distributed precognition in the collective unconscious that g Brilliant. I wish this was real, that the world of the imagination was a place you could live in.

I’m leaning more towards loving the art more because I don’t know how to have anything else. Thoth-Crowley Tarot is definitely a visual inspiration to some of this graphic novel. Moore, helped by the team of Williams and Gray, forged a stunning substitute world dominated by scientistic ideas with a nod to superheroes With the Five Swell Science Guys representing classic comic vigilantism. Sophie Bangs was a just an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York when a simple assignment changed her life forever.

Absolute Promethea 3 books. Although it go Looking forward to Vol 2. The art on Promethea is by J.

Oct 26, Eduardo Hinton rated it it was amazing. Since the incident with the little girl in Alexandria, there have been eight known Promethea vessels.

Promethea, Vol. 1

Maybe it will in other volumes, but I was a little disappointed. But that being said, the content is still phenomenal. Promethea is a treat for us and our ticket to Moore’s view on religion. Buffy would slay a lot of vampires in this behind the club dumpster. It tries to explain complex levels of being through comic book form. The good feeling of spacing out and the slightest change in posture from panel to panel means something to me.


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Nov 17, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: After Sophie’s return, Stacia and Grace refused to relinquish the Promethea title, but were forced to by a court hearing in the Immateria. It could be argued that there is a ninth Promethea vessel; Stacia Vanderveer.

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Of course Alan Moore, being the brilliant iconoclast that he is, chose not only to create a character who is a magical creature, he chose to make the book less of a plot driven story and instead primarily a vehicle for presenting his own complex cosmology and system of magical beliefs.

But I also like how it’s in an alternate super-futuristic But I didn’t feel what they wanted on their faces. If Prometheus, the man who stole fire from the gods and gave it to men, figures technology, then Promethea must figure the imagination. Dec 26, Jesse Field rated it it promethfa amazing. This graphic novel series has the most amazing imagery and is an incredibly fun way to learn about Qabalah and it’s associations with the tarot and Zodiac.