(August 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
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Price:
24.95 USD
Pages:
184
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
America's Best Comics
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Scott Dunbier (Group Editor; Promethea Editor); Eric DeSantis (assistant); Jeff Mariotte (assistant)
Format:
Color; Standard Modern Age US; Hardcover with Dustjackets; Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Cover design by Todd Klein. Reprint books are often recolored for republication. For this volume, the title page gives the colorists for the collected edition as Wildstorm FX, Jeromy Cox, Alex Sinclair, Nick Bell, and Digital Chameleon. These are the colorists credited with the colors on the original publications, so the indexer has made the assumption that the collected version was prepared with the same color separations used for the original publication, and has retained the original colorist credits for individual chapters.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III; Jose Villarrubia (painted)
Inks:
Jose Villarrubia (painted)
Colors:
Jose Villarrubia (painted)
Letters:
Todd Klein; typography

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Reprints:

["University student Sophie Bangs lives in a present-day New York City...."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust-jacket; synopsis of volume contents

Promethea Book 1 (Table of Contents)

Promethea / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Letters:
typography

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page; features unfinished pencils for cover painting

[Collected Edition Book 1] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page & indicia

The Promethea Puzzle: An Adventure in Folklore (Table of Contents)

Promethea / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Letters:
typography

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
"History" of Promethea in literature, prior to the events of this story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Told in the form of a research paper; presumably Sophie's research into the Promethea character as she's encountered her in her literary manfestation prior to the events of this story. Sophie presents a much condensed version of this information to Barbara in the main story. It will soon become apparent that Barbara is already very familiar with this knowledge, as Sophie will discover over the next several stories.

Chapter One (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page; with a spot-illo of the Promthea prime sun-motif

If she did not exist, we would have to invent her (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Reprints:

If she did not exist, we would have to invent her (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Promethea [child]; Thoth; Hermes; Sophie Bangs; a smee
Reprints:

The Radiant Heavenly City (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
Digital Chameleon
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea's father; Promethea [child]; Sophie Bangs; Stacia van de Veer; Weeping Gorilla (cameo); Barbara Shelley; Five Swell Guys (Marv, Roger, Kenneth, Stan, Bob); a smee; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Thoth-Hermes; Charlton Sennet (cameo); Margaret Case (cameo); Grace Brannagh (cameo); William "Bill" Willcott (cameo); Steve Shelley (cameo); Promethea [Margaret Case] (cameo); Promethea [Anna] (cameo); Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Synopsis:
In Alexandria in 411 A.D., a magician sends his daughter Promethea into the desert before he is mobbed and killed. Promethea is adopted by Thoth-Hermes, who take her to live and grow up in the Immateria (the realm of the collective unconscious). In present-day New York, university student Sophie Bangs becomes interested in the character of Promethea, who appears in poems, comic strips, pulp novels, and comic books. She visits the widow of the last writer of the Promethea comic, and unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will lead to her becoming the next incarnation of Promethea.
Reprints:

Chapter Two (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo of Promethea prime sun motif

The Temple wants her Dead. They've put out the Hit From Hell! (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Marchosias; Andras
Reprints:

The Judgement of Solomon (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
Wildstorm FX
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Barbara Shelley; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Five Swell Guys (Stan, Roger, Kenneth, Marv, Bob); the Limp; Montelimar Sykes; Benny Solomon; Ernie; Marchosias; Andras; Painted Doll (cameo); Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo); Stacia van de Veer; Weeping Gorilla (cameo); the Temple (unseen)
Synopsis:
Promethea takes the injured Barbara to the hospital. Benny Solomon hires two demons from the Howling to kill Promethea. They fail, but Stacia is sucked in to the Immateria as they make their escape.
Reprints:

Chapter Three (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo of Promethea prime sun motiff

...in Misty Magic Land (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Little Red Riding Hood
Reprints:

Misty Magicland (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
Wildstorm FX
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Five Swell Guys (Bob, Roger, Stan, Kenneth, Marv (unseen)); Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Barbara Shelley; Weeping Gorilla; Little Red Riding Hood; the Big Bad Wolf; Stacia van de Veer; Sophie Bangs
Synopsis:
Promethea rescues Stacia from the Immateria, and discovers how to turn back into Sophie.
Reprints:

Chapter Four (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo of Promethea prime sun motiff

A Faerie Romance (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Titania; Promethea [Anna]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover border homage to William Morris

A Faerie Romance (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III (pp 1-7, 16-24); Charles Vess (pp 8-15)
Inks:
Mick Gray (pp 1-7, 16-24); Charles Vess (pp 8-15)
Colors:
Jeromy N. Cox
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Barbara Shelley; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Promethea [Anna]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Margaret Case]; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Little Margie; Sophie Bangs; Stacia van de Veer; Trish Bangs; Jack Faust; Charlton Sennet; Emily Sennet; Anna; Titania; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo)
Synopsis:
While researching Promethea, Sophie reads about Charlton Sennet, a 19th century poet who manifested Promethea in the body of his maid servant, Anna. As she is researching, she is unexpectedly confronted by Jack Faust, an old enemy of the last two Prometheas.
Reprints:

Chapter Five (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo of Promethea prime sun motiff

Weapon for Liberty (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Margaret Chase]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover is an homage to Joseph Christian Leyendecker's Weapons for Liberty poster

No Man's Land (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
Jeromy Cox; Nick Bell; Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Margaret Chase]; Sophie Bangs; Stacia van der Veer; Barbara Shelley; Five Swell Guys (Kenneth, Marv, Stan)
Synopsis:
Receiving word that Barbara has taken a turn for the worse, Sophie returns to the hospital. Barbara sends her psycically to the Immateria, where she meets the Margaret Chase incarnation of Promethea, who begins her education.
Reprints:

Chapter Six (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray?
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo of Promethea prime's sun motiff

"The Scheme of the Scaletine Sorcerer!" (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Colors:
?
Letters:
Todd Klein; typography

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Marto Neptura
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover homage to Margaret Brundage

The 5 Swell Guys in Firefight on 5th Avenue! ("Marv's Last Memory" mix) / A Warrior Princess of Hy Brasil (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
Jeromy N. Cox
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Five Swell Guys (Kenneth, Marv, Roger, Bob (flashback only), Stan (flashback only)); the Painted Doll (flashback only); Sophie Bangs; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Marto Neptura; Stacia van de Veer; Benny Solomon; Ernie; Weeping Gorilla (cameo); Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo); the Goetia
Synopsis:
Sophie continues her journey through the Immateria, where she encounters the Grace Brannagh incarnation of Promethea, who teaches her the way of the Sword. Back in the material world, Benny Solomon arrives in New York, where he prepares to send the entire Goetia after Sophie, whose body now lies unconcious in the same hospital as Barbara Shelley and the wounded Marv of the Five Swell Guys.
Reprints:

Promethea Gallery (Table of Contents)

Promethea / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J.H. Williams III
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
none (pp 1,4); J.H. Williams III (pg 2); Mick Gray (pg 3)
Letters:
typography; J.H. Williams III

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

character and costume design for Promethea; pen and ink illustrations; original pencils for cover of issue #6

Dedications (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore; J.H. Williams III; Mick Gray; ?
Pencils:
Melinda Gebbie (photography); ? (photography)
Inks:
Melinda Gebbie (photography); ? (photography)
Colors:
Melinda Gebbie (photography); ? (photography)
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

dedications and creator bios with photos. Photo of Moore by Gebbie; photos of Williams III & Gray uncredited.

America's Best Comics Collected Editions (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promoting the ABC collected edition hardcovers: Tom Strong Book 1; Promethea Book 1; Top 10 Book 1 (forthcoming)

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Melinda Gebbie (photography)
Inks:
Melinda Gebbie (photography)
Colors:
Melinda Gebbie (photography)
Letters:
typography

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

creator bios, with photo of Alan Moore

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Promethea / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
J.H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typography

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sophie Bangs; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Little Red Riding Hood; Stacia van de Veer; Marchosias
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
  2. 1. ["University student Sophie Bangs lives in a present-day New York City...."]
  3. 2. Promethea Book 1
    Promethea
  4. 3. [Collected Edition Book 1]
  5. 4. The Promethea Puzzle: An Adventure in Folklore
    Promethea
  6. 5. Chapter One
  7. 6. If she did not exist, we would have to invent her
    Promethea
  8. 7. If she did not exist, we would have to invent her
    Promethea
  9. 8. The Radiant Heavenly City
    Promethea
  10. 9. Chapter Two
  11. 10. The Temple wants her Dead. They've put out the Hit From Hell!
    Promethea
  12. 11. The Judgement of Solomon
    Promethea
  13. 12. Chapter Three
  14. 13. ...in Misty Magic Land
    Promethea
  15. 14. Misty Magicland
    Promethea
  16. 15. Chapter Four
  17. 16. A Faerie Romance
    Promethea
  18. 17. A Faerie Romance
    Promethea
  19. 18. Chapter Five
  20. 19. Weapon for Liberty
    Promethea
  21. 20. No Man's Land
    Promethea
  22. 21. Chapter Six
  23. 22. "The Scheme of the Scaletine Sorcerer!"
    Promethea
  24. 23. The 5 Swell Guys in Firefight on 5th Avenue! ("Marv's Last Memory" mix) / A Warrior Princess of Hy Brasil
    Promethea
  25. 24. Promethea Gallery
    Promethea
  26. 25. Dedications
  27. 26. America's Best Comics Collected Editions
  28. 27. [untitled]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
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