Promethea Vol. 1Alan Moore, J. H. Williams III, Mick Gray, Charles Vess
Written by Alan Moore, Art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray Sophie Bangs was a just an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York when a simple assignment changed her life forever. While researching Promethea, a mythical warrior woman, Sophie receives a cryptic warning to cease her investigations. Ignoring the cautionary notice, she continues her studies and is almost killed by a shadowy creature when she learns the secret of Promethea. Surviving the encounter, Sophie soon finds herself transformed into Promethea, the living embodiment of the imagination.
|status||Copy #1 (145): in
|genre||Superhero » Alternative Heroes|
|publish date||Jul 1, 2001|
|popularity||checked out 45 time(s)|
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This book was recommended to me many times before I finally picked it up, and I’m glad I did. The art is amazing and diverse, the story is complex and entertaining. Set in a bizarre, flying-car futuristic version of 1999 NYC where science heroes and villains are celebrities and the mayor has 42 personalities, the main character, Sophie Bangs, finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure as she transforms into a science heroine and battles forces of evil as well as “good.”
This series was amazing! It starts off a little slow, somewhat resembling the standard ‘super-person’ comic ( this was nearly enough to make me quit it halfway through the first volume), but makes up for it with a literally mind-warping journey of the consiousness, soul, and spirit realm(s).
If you’re interested in the Tarot, Kaballah, Alleister Crowley, synchronisities, and how to manifest your reality, then this series is for you! It pretty much reads as a beautifully trippy illustrated guide to the above!