With his realistic approach to superhero comics, Moore prompted a minor revolution in the 1980s. Of late he has returned to the genre with a line of new costumed adventurers. Of them, teenager Sophie Bangs, the latest in an age-old line of embodiments of the mystical heroine Promethea, seems closest to his heart. Standard superhero fare (crime fighting, slugfests, etc.) takes a backseat to philosophical and moral issues here, but the stories most reflect Moore's long obsession with magic, mysticism, and the occult; with the Tarot, the spheres of the Kabbalah, and astrology. In this collection, Sophie follows her recently killed mentor, just-previous Promethea avatar Barbara, into the afterlife, where they visit heaven and hell and meet famous occult figures. In Sophie's absence, however, a temporary Promethea is creating problems on Earth. Artist J. H. Williams' intricate, imaginative illustrations, which veer from surrealism to psychedelia, make it all work. Although her costume suggests Wonder Woman, Promethea may appeal to the normally comics-eschewing fans of the wildly popular Sandman series. Gordon Flagg
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Alan Moore is one of the most respected and admired writers in comics today, with a host industry awards and accolades. His credits include The Ballad of Halo Jones, Watchmen, V For Vendetta and Swamp Thing. He is currently working on his own line of comics, including Tom Strong and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Promethea represents Alan Moore's story telling at its best, highly recommended.Published 4 months ago by P. Nicholson
Both art and story line are great in all 5 of the books in this series. A beautiful product!Published 5 months ago by Belmont
The volume where Moore's work begins to slide. The weakest part of this volume is the final issue, the Tarot issue. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ryan
An appropriately metaphorical journey through the essence and history of symbols, dotted with action and drama all told by symbols. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jonathan Lau
Wonderful seller, this looks brand new! And the graphic novels themselves (there's 5 in this set) are beautifully done, great artwork and easy to read (some aren't). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wendy
It exceeded my expectations! Promethea so far is my favorite work from Alan Moore; I know most would agree on Watchmen, but I'm more into the mystical side of storytelling. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rodney
The story arc for this book and the next one blew my mind. It was a completely new way to look at the system of Kabbalah, and the story line for it was intriguing, which made it... Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Lehnert
After a spectacular start, the second half of Book 2 indulges in a long, LONG (and did I mention lengthy? Read morePublished 20 months ago by innpchan
I am getting lost at this point in the series. I don't see any coherent story developing. It's all over the place. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Aditya Shevade