Adam's Reviews > Promethea: Book Five

Promethea by Alan Moore
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Sep 28, 2007

it was amazing
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Read in October, 2007

This series by Alan Moore and JH Williams has been one of my favorite comics ever and this final collection is no different.

The previous volumes were guided introductions to magic and the kabbalah. This last volume sees Promethea presiding over the Apocalypse while the government and a a super-team try and stop her. Moore's vision of the end of the world is actually quite uplifting and inspiring; probably not something you ever expected to read.

As with the whole series, JH Williams' and Mick Gray's art (with colors by both Jeromy Cox and Jose Villarrubia) more than stands up to the rigors of Moore's demanding scripts.

The final issue (for reasons that become obvious as you read the series, there had to be 32 issues) is an epilogue that restates/summarizes all of the themes and ideas that have been presented in the previous 31 issues; all in one heady, psychedelic package.

One of the most satisfying, thought-provoking comics reads I've come across.
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