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Prophet 40 (October 2013)

287903 20131030201716 largeGraham and Roy mostly just work towards bringing the New John together with the Old John, even though Old John doesn’t seem to understand what’s going on yet. He’s a pawn on the intergalactic chessboard, which this issue includes the return of Badrock–an old Image hero from some series or another–and a Cthulhu-like thing flying across the galaxy towards them.

There’s time for some character stuff with Old John, but it’s only a page or so and not as affecting as the conversation between two of New John’s team. One forgets Graham and Roy were able to take Prophet so far in such relatively few issues.

The main story ends up suffering from a lovely little back-up from Nerd O’Reilly. A wizard gets mad at his crystal skull (it’s animate, of course) and it’s a touching, funny little story.

The feature’s just too rambling in comparison.


Writers, Brandon Graham and Simon Roy; artists, Giannis Milonogiannis, Roy, Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward; colorist, Joseph Bergin III; letterer, Ed Brisson. Crystal Wizard; writer and artist, Paul Bohm. Publisher, Image Comics.

One response to “Prophet 40 (October 2013)”

  1. vernon wiley

    That very conversation had a discussion group at my shop about Brandon Graham and his thought process. Rarely has a comic been so casual and radical in the same time on social issues. The sharing of different ideas and their concepts on passion was worth the $3.99 alone. Unbelievable comics work, just for that scene alone. The timing and grace executed shows chemistry in the creators that isn’t present in most comics today. Prophet truly does go to places comics have never gone before.

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