(July 2001)

DC, 2000 Series
Price:
24.95 USD
Pages:
156
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
America's Best Comics
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Scott Dunbier (Group Editor; Promethea Editor); Jeff Mariotte (assistant)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format:
collected edition

[Book Two of the Groundbreaking New Series] (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Promethea [Margaret Chase]; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Anna]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover design by Todd Klein

["Sophie Bangs lives in a present-day New York City similar to our own, ...."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A synopsis of the stories collected in this volume.

[Promethea Book 2] (Table of Contents)

Promethea / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Promethea [Margaret Case]; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Anna]

Indexer Notes

Title page with spot illo of five Prometheas.

[Promethea Collected Edition Book 2] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

credits and indicia

Chapter One (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page

Was I a Living Legend...Or a "Love Cheat?" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Dirk Dangerfeld
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover is a homage to various romance comics.

Rocks and Hard Places (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J. H. Williams III (pp 1-11, 21-24); Jose Villarrubia (digital art, pp 11-21)
Inks:
Mick Gray (pp 1-11, 21-24); Jose Villarrubia (digital art, pp 11-21)
Colors:
Jeromy Cox (pp 1-11, 21-24); Jose Villarrubia (digital art, pp 11-21)
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Five Swell Guys (Bob, Roger, Kenneth, Stan, Marv); Patricia "Trish" Bangs; Stacia van der Veer; Sophie Bangs; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Mayor Sonny Baskerville; Benny Solomon; the Goetia (Buer, Stolas, Ronove, Bael, Asmoday, Marchosias, Andras); the Painted Doll; the Universe; Bill Woolcott (flashback); Dirk Dangerfeld (cameo); young Dennis Drucker (flashback); Dennis Drucker; Prometheus
Synopsis:
Sophie continues her education and her journey through the Immateria. She meets Bill, and learns of his life and of the meaning of Pentacles. In the material world, Sophie's mom, the mayor of New York, the Painted Doll, and Benny Solomon and the Goetia all converge on the hospital where Sophie lies unconscious, as does Marv of the Five Swell Guys. Bill returns Sophie to her body and consciousness just as the Painted Doll and the Goetia begin separate assaults on the hospital.
Reprints:

Chapter Two (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

cover homage to Terry Gilliam

Guys and Dolls (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Goetia (Buer, Stolas, Ronove, Bael, Asmoday, Marchosias, Andras); Five Swell Guys (Bob, Roger, Kenneth, Stan, Marv); Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Anna]; Little Margie; Promethea [Margaret Case]; the Painted Doll; Benny Solomon (dies); Sophie Bangs; Trish Bangs; Stacia van der Veer; Mayor Sonny Baskerville; Barbara Shelley
Synopsis:
As the Goetia and the Painted Doll continue their assualt on the hospital, Sophie manifests Grace, Bill, and Margaret into the bodies of Stacia, her Trish, and a nurse; while Barbara returns to her own body. Together, the five Promethea's repel the assault. In the battle's aftermath, however, Barbara collapses.
Reprints:

Chapter Three (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo

Bringing Down the Temple (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Bringing Down the Temple! (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Sophie Bangs; Stacia van der Veer; Barbara Shelley (corpse); the Painted Doll (cameo); Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo); Weeping Gorilla (cameo); Kenneth of the Five Swell Guys; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Anna]; Promethea [Margaret Case]; Little Margie; Jack Faust; the Temple (Henry Royce, Teddy, Pru); the Pied Piper
Synopsis:
Barbara Shelley dies; and Sophie is determined to get revenge. As Promethea, she finally tracks down the Temple, only to discover that they're three feeble senior citizens who think they're guarding the world from her.
Reprints:

Chapter Four (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo

Sex, Stars & Serpents (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jack Faust; Little Margie; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; Promethea [Margaret Case]; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Promethea [Grace Brannagh]; Promethea [Anna]; Mata Hari; Billie Holiday;
William Blake; Andrew Eldritch; Bettie Page; Aleister Crowley; David Bowie; Oscar Wilde; Winsor McCay; Janis Joplin; Clara Bow; Timothy Leary; H.P. Lovecraft; Orson Welles; Rita Hayworth; Albert Einstein; Lucille Ball (with cake batter all over her face); young Austin Osman Spare; Charles Fort; Dorothy and Toto from the Wizard of Oz; the little man in the red suit from Twin Peaks
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover homage to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; background figures are more visible in original artwork at inker Mick Gray's site: http://www.mickgray.net/pm10.html

Sex, Stars & Serpents (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:
Sophie Bangs; Jack Faust; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Weeping Gorilla (cameo); Stacia van der Veer; Innana; Ereshkigal; Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo)
Synopsis:
Sophie agrees to have sex with Jack Faust as Promethea. In exchange, he introduces her to magic.
Reprints:

Chapter Five (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo

Under Attack! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sophie Bangs; Stacia van der Veer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover homage to '50s B-movie movie posters

Pseunami (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Five Swell Guys (Bob, Roger, Stan, Marv, Kenneth); Sophie Bangs; Stacia van der Veer; Mayor Sonny Baskerville (cameo); Weeping Gorilla (cameo)
Synopsis:
New Year's Eve, 1999. As the New Year breaks, a Y2K bug causes a malfunction in the popular Elasta-Gel technology, and Sophie must fight an Elasta-Gel creature with the help of the Five Swell Guys.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

entire story printed landscape

Chapter Six (Table of Contents)

Promethea / credits / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

title page with spot illo

The Magic Theatre: A Pop Art Happening (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

cover homage to rock art poster artist Bonnie MacLean

Metaphore (Table of Contents)

Promethea / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Inks:
Mick Gray; J. H. Williams III
Colors:
Jeromy Cox (colors); Jose Villarrubia (painted colors)
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]; Aleister Crowley
Synopsis:
Promethea continues her magical education. She learns the syymbolic meanings of the Tarot's major arcana, which tell a metaphorical story about the history of the universe and mankind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Like the last two issues, and the next 13, this issue is an experiment in form. The story is told in the form of 24 splash pages. Each of the pages contains nine scrabble tiles, with the letters P-R-O-M-E-T-H-E-A rearranged on each page to form a different word or phrase illustrating a point. Pages 2-23 each feature a card of the major arcana (cards 0-21), each of which plays a symbolic part in the story being told, with Sophie the witness and the snakes on her caduceus the tour guides. Along the bottom of each page a separate, but intertwined story takes place, in the form of an extended joke told by Aleister Crowley, who grows from a fetus through childhood, adulthood, old age, and a corpse over the course of 24 pages. The Crowley illustrations feature painted colors by Villarrubia, while the rest of the page features traditional colors by Cox.

Dedications (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Dedications and creator photographs and biographies. The Moore photograph is by Gebbie; the Williams and Gray photographs are uncredited.

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

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

Pencils:
J. H. Williams III
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]

Indexer Notes

ad for other ABC collections, with spot illo (a reprise of the spot illo for the Chapter One title page, with color)

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Melinda Gebbie (photograph)
Inks:
Melinda Gebbie (photograph)
Colors:
Melinda Gebbie (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Alan Moore (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Creator biographies.

[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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sophie Bangs; Promethea [Bill Woolcott]; the Painted Doll; Buer; Jack Faust; Staca van der Veer; the Five Swell Guys (Stan, Kenneth, Bob, Roger, Marv); Weeping Gorilla (cameo)
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Book Two of the Groundbreaking New Series]
    Promethea
  2. 1. ["Sophie Bangs lives in a present-day New York City similar to our own, ...."]
  3. 2. [Promethea Book 2]
    Promethea
  4. 3. [Promethea Collected Edition Book 2]
  5. 4. Chapter One
    Promethea
  6. 5. Was I a Living Legend...Or a "Love Cheat?"
    Promethea
  7. 6. Rocks and Hard Places
    Promethea
  8. 7. Chapter Two
    Promethea
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
  10. 9. Guys and Dolls
    Promethea
  11. 10. Chapter Three
    Promethea
  12. 11. Bringing Down the Temple
    Promethea
  13. 12. Bringing Down the Temple!
    Promethea
  14. 13. Chapter Four
    Promethea
  15. 14. Sex, Stars & Serpents
    Promethea
  16. 15. Sex, Stars & Serpents
    Promethea
  17. 16. Chapter Five
    Promethea
  18. 17. Under Attack!
    Promethea
  19. 18. Pseunami
    Promethea
  20. 19. Chapter Six
    Promethea
  21. 20. The Magic Theatre: A Pop Art Happening
    Promethea
  22. 21. Metaphore
    Promethea
  23. 22. Dedications
  24. 23. America's Best Comics Collected Editions
  25. 24. [untitled]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lionel English
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lionel English