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An Unexpected Treat,
This review is from: Promethea: Book 1 (Paperback)
Having been blown away by 'Watchmen' and 'V for Vendetta', I have been trying to absorb the rest of Alan Moore's backlist. After being slightly disappointed by 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', I hadn't really held out much hope for the first in the unsung Promethea series but since I'd bought, I thought I'd better read it.
I'm certainly glad I did; it's wonderful. The pictures are bold and faintly retro, tying in with the central idea that Promethea has existed in fiction for many years. The story frankly is mind blowing. Promethea hails from a world just beyond ours, a world created by the imagination; The Immateria. The story focuses on Sophie, Promethea's latest Avatar as she tries to come to terms with her new alter-ego.
The text is laden with references to mysticism and contains some quite complicated philosophical concepts, relating to reality and existence. Despite this, Promethea is incredibly readable and due to the depth of the text and the richness of the artwork, it is certainly re-readable. A triumph.