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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Promethea, Book 4 : Alan Moore :

The story goes that if you go looking for stories they will come looking for you. Taken as a story it is more a journey of the human being trying to grasp the meaning of life. Get a job, get a car, all the stuff Alice Cooper can’t do because he has no shoes and he can’t go to school. Where is her inky heart on the pages. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the Western Magical tradition. So who the hell is Sophie and who is her Promethea?

Preview — Promethea, Vol. Jack is first seen as a handsome young man; however, this is a glamour.

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The pace picks up in this continuation of the Promethea saga, starting where P3 left off. Loved how bold and boundeless it is. Please log in again. I like her when her hair comes down. Promethea has much to offer for both the general reader and writers alike. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 01, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: Regardless, the choice promethex place characters in a magical universe has been an unpopular one promrthea a comic book market dominated by science fiction based universes.

View all 5 comments. The idea of the archetype becomes reinforced, not by going back to the beginning, but rather by showing how each generation has had a Promethea it could call its own. Promethea is a living story and it is a story about life, death, sex, love, fantasy, science, belief, understand, and the end of the world.


Each Sephiroth is given some due as Sophie Bangs and a previous incarnation of Promethea travel the full tree of life. A little background for the uninitiated: But is it too late to tell them duh they are already written, M that Buffy the movie wasn’t brilliant like Buffy the series because they lived outside of what writers could say. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. To those well-versed in comics, Alan Moore is a legend, a visionary, a god-king. In typical Chaos Magick fashion, Moore’s perspective is cobbled together from many different mythologies and magical practices, deeply idiosyncratic promerhea engaged in a form of non-dogmatic play with the symbolism and archetypes he is manipulating.

Lists with This Book. It’s absolutely gorgeous and mind-blowing, and my favorite Alan Moore comic, hands down.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please omore up. Re-reading Promethea after a decade is like coming home. However, even if you are not familiar with occult practices or history, this book is an approachable and elegant way to introduce yourself to miore prominent ideas and figures of 20th century western occultism as well as a variety of more ancient cosmologies. Six are characters in the story, the other two are told as two individuals, one Christian and one Muslim, who lived during the Crusades and fought each other.

It makes a lot of sense. Not doing anything, though.

Moore is a pretty good writer, but I think a lot of what has made him such a singular voice in comic books is that he understands and uses the strengths of the medium in ways that very few creators do, utilizing the visual nature of comic books with brilliant attention to the passage of time, the movement of your eyes across the page and the embedding of powerful symbolism in the very structure of the book.

That was too bad because I was gonna say that these comics are pretty damned good for all of the potential flaws.

I really enjoyed this.

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And in this edition, his work gets to shine even more even though it smells funny.

Jun 27, Donovan rated it it was ok. The artistry of Williams and Gray provides some unexpected visual interpretations of the Sephiroth. There is a clear Sandman-vibe going on in the book. It tells the story of Sophie Bangs, a college student from an alternate futuristic New York City inwho embodies the powerful entity known as Promethea whose task it is to bring the Apocalypse. These days I’m reading William Carlos Williams book poem Paterson and there’s a lot in it about how you can’t have the art without the person.

Promethea Book 4 by Alan Moore, J. Here, those tropes are present, but they don’t have the same impact because almost every character in the story is female, not just one or two. I’m leaning more towards loving the art more because I don’t know how to have anything else.

Sophie’s best friend, Stacia is an extremely cynical and sarcastic college student. This is where the series slips into the high gear and exhibits visionary promise. You know it and now forget it. I’m irked because this book really has nothing at all to warrant the extra cost.

That’s why she loves stories so much. This book takes a little while to take off in the beginning, but when it does it is great and I’m glad I picked it up by chance. That didn’t really prkmethea me too much. But the super-hero theatrics are really only stage dressing that provide the motivation for Sophie’s education in magic, and that journey is fascinating.

I cannot, I repeat, cannot recommend this book enough.

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