267. Prophet, Volume 1: Remission by Brandon Graham

Prophet, Volume 1: Remission by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Faryl Dalrymple, & Giannis Milonogiannis. Art by the same (Canada) - (US)
Prophet: Vol. 1

Pages: 136
Ages: 16+
Finished: Oct. 6, 2012
First Published: Sept. 4, 2012
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: graphic novel, post-apocalyptic, science fiction
Rating: 1/5

First sentence: "Dusk is approaching by the time the tulnaka finds this place, still hungry after a fruitless day of foraging."

Publisher's Summary:  "On distant future Earth, changed by time and alien influence, John Prophet awakes from cryosleep. His mission: to climb the the towers of Thauili Van and restart the Earth empire. News of the Empire's return brings old foes and allies out of the recesses of the vast cosmos. 

Collects PROPHET #21-26"

Acquired: Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley

Reason for Reading: I'm always attracted to post-apocalyptic science fiction.

This is going to be a short review as I plan on keeping it short.  The volume confused me.  I really had no idea what was going on.  Apparently each "chapter" a new John Prophet would appear and start the story all over again waking from stasis from under the earth's surface to complete a mission in this new dangerous Earth.  This took me some time to figure out so I didn't have a clue what was happening with each issue shift.  Sometimes I wondered if it was the same book or some sort of error.  The art is so different issue to issue that it also threw me off track.  I don't mind a couple of artists working on a project but four, which each working on separate issues it just confounded my confusion.  This GN is not for me, nor would I recommend it.  However it generally seems to be getting excellent reviews.  I enjoy science fiction but I am not hard-core, perhaps this would appeal more to those associated with that term.


  1. I totally loved this book Nicola but seeing that you didn't has made me consider how accessible it is. It is not a book that is big on explanation, you just have to pick it up as you go along.

    I was fascinated by the change of artist for each new version of the 'Prophet' clone and really like how it added depth to the story.

    Thanks for your review, I have been recommending it furiously but now perhaps I will be more targeted in who I push it too.


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