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Story by Brandon Graham
Art by Simon Roy
Cover by Marian Churchland

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

Holy crap, this book blew me away.

My recollection of the prior incarnation of Prophet is virtually nonexistent. It consists of a single cover image: a sweating, grimacing face with one of those big padded face framing headgear things that somehow made sense in the 90s. It’s drawn by either Liefeld or someone aping his style (the name Stephen Platt is on the hazy edge of my memory, but I might be wrong). So, to hear that there would be an opportunity to buy more of that…well, I was fully prepared to ignore this book.

But I saw enough preview art and heard enough positive buzz to be intrigued. I took a chance, and I’m so happy I did. I’m not reading any other book that is remotely like this one. I had no idea who this character was or what he was up to, but I was riveted. Every time I turned a page, I had no idea what was coming, but was constantly surprised or amused or intrigued by what I saw. I laughed when John’s contact immediately made a surprising request of him. And when I turned the page to see the sluglike creature lighting a cigarette, that was the kind of moment that required that I race across the house so that I could explain this craziness to my wife, because someone had to share that with me. This book will certainly not be for everyone, but if the art appeals to you, if you can deal with a story that doesn’t mind leaving you with plenty of questions, and if you’re interested in a bizarre science fiction setup, this is definitely worth checking out.

Now I need to hop on Amazon and track down some of this King City thing…

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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