Promethea, Vol. 2
Written by Alan Moore; Art by J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Jose Villarrubia; Painted cover by Williams and Villarrubia The second volume of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning series PROMETHEA is every bit as good as, if not better than, the first volume - and we don't make that... show more
Written by Alan Moore; Art by J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Jose Villarrubia; Painted cover by Williams and Villarrubia The second volume of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning series PROMETHEA is every bit as good as, if not better than, the first volume - and we don't make that statement lightly! This collection follows Sophie Bangs, the latest in a long line of Prometheas, on a winding journey of discovery as she continues to learn the secrets of the Immateria...and herself. Her transcendental adventure brings young Sophie to realms of magic and wonder that none have experienced before. Collecting PROMETHEA issues #7-12, this book contains such fan-favorite stories as "Rocks and Hard Places," where Sophie learns about the Promethea named Bill, and "Sex, Stars, and Serpents," where Sophie learns some...er...valuable lessons. Moore - the most lauded writer in the history of comics - and the fan-favorite art team of Williams & Gray combine their talents for a unique vision in comics that Entertainment Weekly has given an "A-" - describing the creative team as "seemingly hell-bent on reinventing the art of comics storytelling."
Publish date: February 1st 2003
Publisher: America's Best Comics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Series: Promethea (#2)
4.5 with potential to rate the series 5 as a whole.
and this is where me and Promethea depart.
After the first one, this one seemed a bit of a letdown. I still liked it. The art on this series is simply gorgeous overall (though given the art in the rest of the volume, I really expected those Tarot cards to be a lot more ornate). The main problem for me is that the reading experience was simpl...
The Aleister Crowley imaginary mongoose joke is not only a perfect explanation of magic, it also explains religion and parapsychology and any other unfounded belief system that gives its believers imaginary power to overcome imaginary problems.
Sophie continues to explore what it means to be Promethea whilst her foes gather. There's even more time spent in the present New York, which is wildly futuristic by our standards--and also giddily fun. My one problem with this collection is the excessively long-winded description of magic and tar...