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Staff Pick

What mad genius hides behind the moniker Alan Moore? For those unfamiliar with his work, Alan Moore made comic books "respectable" in the mid-80's with his landmark graphic novel Watchmen, introducing dark themes and intellectualism to a medium long thought only for children. Recently he has stepped in to save comics again, this time from the very brooding he instilled in them, with a return to the superhero format. Promethea is a work of sheer genius blending fact and fiction into something more than just a comic book. Yes, it can be read as a traditional narrative (and an exciting one at that!), but as Sophie Bangs (Promethea's current incarnation/alter ego) learns the nature of her powers we also learn about the relationship between imagination and reality — and the means to navigate them through the symbolism of magic.
Recommended by Orin, Powells.com

About the Author

Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered many awards for such works as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, Miracleman, Swamp Thing and Supreme, among others, along with the many fine artists he has collaborated with on those works. He is currently masterminding the entire America's Best Comics line, writing Tom Strong, Top 10, and Tomorrow Stories in addition to Promethea, with more in the planning stages. He resides in central England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401206192
Publisher:
WildStorm
Subject:
College students
Illustrator:
Williams, J. H., III
Illustrator:
Gray, Mick
Author:
Moore, Alan
Art:
Williams, J. H., III
Subject:
Women heroes
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Series:
Promethea
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
10.48x6.90x.61 in. 1.08 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Superheroes

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What mad genius hides behind the moniker Alan Moore? For those unfamiliar with his work, Alan Moore made comic books "respectable" in the mid-80's with his landmark graphic novel Watchmen, introducing dark themes and intellectualism to a medium long thought only for children. Recently he has stepped in to save comics again, this time from the very brooding he instilled in them, with a return to the superhero format. Promethea is a work of sheer genius blending fact and fiction into something more than just a comic book. Yes, it can be read as a traditional narrative (and an exciting one at that!), but as Sophie Bangs (Promethea's current incarnation/alter ego) learns the nature of her powers we also learn about the relationship between imagination and reality — and the means to navigate them through the symbolism of magic.

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