Promethea is the creation of Alan Moore and JH Williams III (hereinafter referred to as JHW3). Here is a list of other people who have helped to produce Promethea. The publisher is Wildstorm.
Issue 1 dated August 1999 was actually released on 2 June 1999 and issue 25 dated May 2003 was published on 5 March 2003.
The first 25 issues have been collected into 4 Hardcover Books. The first 3 books are also available as Trade Paper Backs. Books 1 & 2 (Issues #1-#12) deal mainly with Sophie Bangs becoming Promethea and learning how to cope with this mainly in our world but also in the Immateria. Books 3 & 4 (Issues #13-25) are mainly concerned with Promethea's Kabbalah Road Trip in the Immateria and her return back to our world.
Try the Promethea Message Board at Yahoo.
"With Promethea, when I was coming up with the initial titles for ABC Comics, I thought, well, I want a comic with a strong female character. I'd also like to have a comic where I can release some of the steam of my magical researches."
- Alan Moore from this interview
A quote from JHW3:
Todd [Klein] is the main person responsible for the great cover ideas. He suggests an idea to everyone and we go from there. He designs it all. The main thing I want to see with the covers to Promethea is that we tribute them in some way to another artist or artistic style.
Quote taken from this interview
"And speaking for me and Jim and Mick and Jeromy and Todd, I think we're all rather smug about how well the piece had turned out artistically. The strict kaballistic colour schemes, as an example, while they looked very dubious and unworkable on paper, have turned up some beautiful and often startling effects in practice. Issue 23, the issue dedicated to Kether, the godhead of the kaballistic system, had a magical palette of four colours, these colours being "White", "Brilliant White", "White-flecked-with-gold", and most unhelpful of all, "Brilliance". Despite how hopeless this sounded, we decided to stick to our guns and attempt the issue using only white and gold, and apparently the first few coloured pages do indeed look celestially beautiful." - Alan Moore from an interview in Eddie Campbell publication Egomania #2
Acknowledgements: thank you to the following individuals for contributing to these pages: Altar(sic.) Ego, Gordon Amnot, Anonymous, Jay Babcock, Charles Baldock, Bad-Candle Jack, Joel Biroco, Fabio Blanco, Dave Clark, John D. Coyle, Marc William de Giere, the Despoiler, Michael Draine, Rodolphe Duhil, Damian Gordon, Philip Graves, Greybird of Starhaven, Ng Kiat Han, hermes, Impulsivelad2, jhagglun, Claire M Jordan, JDC, Johan Kaikkonen, Peter Karpas, Rob Keery, Craig Klotz, Christine Hoff Kraemer, Miles Kurland, Thomas Lautwein, Gabriel McCann, Paul McFedries, Angel Mirou, mr.miracle, Mrrutsala, Jose Carlos Neves, John O'Neil, Saajan Patel, Irv Pinsky, Chad Raymond, Leonardo Rizzi, Fritz Ruehr, ryc, Armando Salinas, Doug Scott, Yim Onn Siong, Sabine Stalmann, the owner of SufferingSappho.com, Jose Crisanto Tano, John Trauger and vorlon.
Special thanks to JH Williams III for answering my questions so promptly at the Wildstorm Promethea Message Board, Eddie Campbell for letting me quote from Egomania #2 and to Jose Villarubia for volunteering information about his photographic pages in Issue #7.
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