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PROPHET #28

Great grandfather Prophet hunts a younger clone of himself while searching for his old Starship.

Story by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy and Giannis Milonogiannis
Art by Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover by Simon Roy

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 5.1%

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  1. Why is this 3.99 now?

    • Some low-selling Image books are increasing in price because it’s either that or they go away.

    • All the Liefeld-verse Image books are going up or have gone up to 3.99. (I think Savage Dragon is, too, from 3.50) I’ve been enjoying Supreme, really enjoying Bloodstrike, and Youngblood is okay, but maybe not at 3.99.

      Have not yet read Prophet or Glory, which I know are more popular here, but they feel a little too indie to me.

    • Well, looks like I’m trade waiting this series for now on then. Thanks for the info Conor.

    • @bigben2012 you realize by doing so you could KILL THIS AMAZING comic… jerk

    • P2 (@maudblog) says:

      This title is worth the vote with one’s wallet.

    • Conor stated, “Some low-selling Image books are increasing in price because it’s either that or they go away.”

      For a book I really enjoy, this strategy basically means that Prophet has a short life span. Looking at the numbers, Prophet started off with orders at 6,029 (Issue #21), peaked in April at 6,639 and nows floats around the 6110 mark.
      I’m willing to pay the extra dollar because I think its an awesome display of craft and imagination, but I totally understand those who can’t afford the extra buck.

      Props to Image for trying to make it work before outright canceling. Hopefully, there’s not a mass exodus from this title because of the price increase. I would love to see Prophet play out to it’s natural end.

    • @duders: You’re completely out of order calling someone a jerk because they don’t feel they’re getting their monies worth. The simple fact is $3.99 is a lot for a single issue and from what I’ve read of this series I personally agree that I don’t think it justifies that price.

      The price is trade is much better and when you buy the trade you are supporting the book and the creators. This bs that trade-buyers don’t support comics is ridiculous.

  2. Covers a little over the top but this series has been great.

  3. Image’s website still lists this issue and future issues at 2.99 so this must have been a recent decision. According to the sales estimates Prophet sells just over 6,000 per issue. I can see how this might not be viable. It is odd though that the first issue sold out with estimated sales of 6,020. It seems to me that sales are pretty much what they expected when they priced it at 2.99 so why the panic increase? Perhaps the first trade orders are low?

    • Wow, 6000 per issue. I don’t know much about the economics of comics but that cant be enough to sustain a series is it?

      It’s a tragedy more people aren’t reading this but choose to drown themselves in titles like AvX.

    • Great point microwave25. There’s no accounting for taste.

  4. Yea I was kinda bummed to see Prophet and Glory go up in price, but I’m digging Prophet, and loving Glory – so I’ll keep on if they keep their level of quality up.

  5. 3.99, I would play 5.99 for this book. Easily the best image book coming out… YES I read Saga, Manhattan Projects – sorry they don’t compare the same way.

  6. Every issue since the relaunch has been great, I hope this creative team sticks around for a while longer.

  7. I don’t care bout the price. Hook it up!

    • Easy to say that if you’re buying a couple a week. If you’re buying 10/week, you’re paying an extra 40 bucks / mo at 4.00 versus 3.00

    • Agreed skydog. It would be one thing if they said that they are canceling the book but creators say they need x issues to finish the story and the only way to do it is to increase the price.

      If you are reading a lot of image books should you be concerned about being blindsided by numerous $1 price jumps for low selling books?

      Not a good business model.

    • Dawg, you don’t even wanna know how many comics I get. Trust me.

  8. The price increase does indeed suck if you’re on a budget (like me). I’ll have to wait for the trade now as well. I bloody love this comic too, it’s a damn shame. I hope this price increase helps them out, but it seems like it’s going to cause a drop in number of customers.

  9. An extra dollar for the best book on the market? I don’t give a FUCK! Give it to me!

    Honestly, though, if paying an extra dollar means I can help keep this book alive and keep new and interesting books on the stands made by people how care for their craft, Then so be it.

  10. filippod (@filippodee) says:

    Kudos to Image for trying the 2.99 price point in the first place. Alas, it didn’t work but you’ve got to applaud the attempt.

  11. When it comes to creativity and new ideas in comics Image has been on the top of that mountain for sometime. 90% of their titles are $2.99, I’m surprised the price jump didnt come sooner. Unfortunately I’m one of those people who buys a lot of books every month and I’m probably not going to have the means to keep up with this.

  12. I just started following this book about 6 or 7 issues ago and I still don’t know what its supposed to be about. I guess there are a bunch of prophets who have a hat and don’t like some empire that I guess is somewhere. I love the art and the worlds they explore but seriously whats going on? I might be dropping it soon.

  13. DC and Marvel get away with charging $3.99 for a lot of their books and meanwhile they have advertisements on every other page, and the paper is thin and flimsy. How can anyone complain about a comic book with no ads, and printed on far higher quality paper, costing $3.99?

    By the way, anyone else notice like five typos in this issue. Kinda sad. Also as much as I like the art and the weird world of this book, I’m starting to get impatient and wonder if it’s ever going to go anywhere story-wise.

    • Marvel, yes – that’s why I don’t read their books anymore.

      DC, no – their 3.99 books have more pages in them, as they should.

      I’m okay with 3.50 books from Dark Horse and Image. I’m even used to 3.99 books from IDW. But it has made made me a little choosier. If I don’t really really like a book, I’m not gonna get it for 4 bucks. And your second paragraph is not exactly a ringing endorsement for this book, especially at 3.99.

  14. Love this book, and it is alien but isn’t overly confusing to get the overall plot, in for the long haul.

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