Promethea #1 [J. H. Williams III / Mick Gray Cover]
(August 1999)

DC, 1999 Series
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Price
3.50 USD; 5.50 CAD
Pages
44
On-sale Date
1999-06-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
America's Best Comics, LLC
Brand
America's Best Comics
Barcode
761941220581 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Scott Dunbier (credited) (editor, group editor); Eric DeSantis (credited) (assistant editor); Jim Lee (credited) (editorial director)

Issue Notes

If She Did Not Exist... ...We Would Have to Invent Her. (Table of Contents)

Promethea / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. H. Williams III (credited) (signed as J. H. Williams III)
Inks
Mick Gray (credited) (signed as GRAY)
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
Todd Klein (credited) (logo and cover design)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Promethea
Reprints

The Radiant, Heavenly City (Table of Contents: 1)

Promethea / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alexandria, 411 A.D.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Sophie Bangs; Stacia Van De Veer; Barbara Shelley; Weeping Gorilla (comic book); Hypatia (mentioned); Charlton Sennet; Anna (Sennet's housemaid); Margaret Taylor Case; Grace Branagh; William Woolcott; Steve Shelley; The Five Swell Guys; Kenneth (psychic); Marv (genius); Roger (muscle); Bob (leader); Stan (mechanic); Smee; Promethea [Barbara Shelley]; Thoth-Hermes; Promethea [original]; Promethea [Sophie Bangs]
Synopsis
Sophie tries to interview Barbara Shelley about Promethea, but Barbara refuses. A Smee attacks Sophie and Promethea briefly rescues her. Promethea reverts to Barbara who tells Sophie to imagine herself Promethea or they will both die. Sophie writes a poem and becomes Promethea in time to stop the Smee. In addition, a small girl in Roman Alexandria becomes the first Promethea.
Reprints

The Promethea Puzzle: An Adventure in Folklore (Table of Contents: 2)

Promethea / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then to that diamond-beaded glade there came
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Charlton Sennet; Margaret Taylor Case; Grace Branagh; William Woolcott; Steve Shelley; Promethea
Synopsis
Sophie's essay about the history of Promethea in folklore.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If She Did Not Exist... ...We Would Have to Invent Her.
    Promethea
  2. 1. The Radiant, Heavenly City
    Promethea
  3. 2. The Promethea Puzzle: An Adventure in Folklore
    Promethea
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