([October] 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
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Price
24.95 USD; 38.00 CAD
Pages
184
On-sale Date
2000-08-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
ISBN
1-56389-655-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941222615 00111
Editing
Scott Dunbier (Group Editor; Promethea Editor); Eric DeSantis (assistant); Jeff Mariotte (assistant); Todd Klein (cover design)

Issue Notes

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
Colors
José Villarrubia (painting)
Letters
Todd Klein; typography

Genre
superhero
Characters
Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from José Villarrubia via the GCD Error Tracker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typography

First Line of Dialogue or Text
University student Sophie Bangs lives in a present-day New York City....

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust-jacket; synopsis of volume contents

Promethea Book 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typography

Indexer Notes

title page & indicia

The Promethea Puzzle: An Adventure in Folklore (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

credits, title page / 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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

credits, title page / 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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

credits, title page / 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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

credits, title page / 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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

credits, title page / 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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

credits, title page / 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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Dedications (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Reprints

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: 26) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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: 28) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Promethea
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