Prophet, Volume 4: Joining

Prophet Volume Joining The super being Troll s plans to lure out Badrock come to a head Collecting Prophet

  • Title: Prophet, Volume 4: Joining
  • Author: Brandon Graham Simon Roy Giannis Milonogiannis James Stokoe
  • ISBN: 9781632152541
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • The super being Troll s plans to lure out Badrock come to a head Collecting Prophet 39 45

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    • Grahaeme Daniels says:

      The best of the four volumes in this series so far (it will conclude with the forthcoming Earth War miniseries). This volume ties together a lot of the plot-lines from the previous volumes and continues to be weird, challenging and occasionally moving. 'Prophet' shows what can be accomplished when a group of talented underground comic artists are given free reign to breathe new life into a title, and it's clear they are having fun bringing this bizarre, far future world to life. The Strikefile i [...]

    • Brian Dickerson says:

      BCDER: 61Volume 4 kicked up the level of chaotic story telling, but also bring some thing into focus. I wandered some while reading making it easy to put down between issue for days at a time. I still love the world that has been built and look forward to the conlusive volume 5. Even a little James Stokoe art brings a smile to my face!

    • Jesse A says:

      Still love the art. Still confusing but feels like the story is somewhat coming together.

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    • C. Varn says:

      At once indecipherable and yet also where the narrative is the most clear, Graham really lets his Alexandro Jodorowsky style world building really show through. The disregard for convention is, indeed, a breath of fresh air, but it is actually building towards a narrative and that is clearest in this book. However, it is impossible to tell if this is the end of a series or really the beginning of it. Graham is definitely operating on the ice-berg theory: most of the detailed religions and histor [...]

    • William says:

      I like how big this volume is. The two "strikefile" comics added to the end explain a lot of the lore and background of the universe. It's essentially the post-apocalypse of the Image comics superhero universe reborn into a sprawling, psychedelic, erotic, barbarian space opera. I read a review that describes this as "challenging." It's not intellectually challenging per se, but there are some storytelling risks that I think really pay off. The art is still simply amazing and the storyline has de [...]

    • Brian says:

      This is still a weird as hell comic, but I am a huge fan of James Stokoe. I think this volume explained some of the creatures from past volumes. I do appreciate this is a world developed millenia later from the original comics superheros from the 90's and how they have mutated. I'd say if you are in it for the art, enjoy. Story-wise I'm still scratching my head.

    • Ed says:

      Post-superhero abstract visions from the mind of a madman. The art is beautiful, both Graham’s work and all the guest artists. I’ve never seen a book use multiple artists so coherently. Everyone has a distinctive style, but the character design stays consistent in a way you rarely see.

    • Kenny says:

      Enjoyable Prophet Saga extrapolated through interpretive pyschohistory in a convincing bandes dessine style.

    • Jason says:

      watching the intersection of all the plot lines is both satisfying and maddening in everything you've already forgotten since this series started.

    • Ramon says:

      Things come to a head and it's not even the finale. Continues to be great. Nice solo issues as well. Continues to surprise and delight.

    • Bookthreat says:

      Read our review at bookthreat/2017/05/22/clo

    • Asa Giannini says:

      Firstly, a note about the format. Image always publishes nice volumes but they really went above and beyond on this one. Instead of five issues like the previous volumes, this one went ahead and factored in the delays with this book and just realeased the entire end of the series as well as the strikefile issues (total of 9 issues). So yeah, this volume is bigger and prettier than those it preceded for a very reasonable price.As far as content goes, it continues to be an incredible book. All of [...]

    • fonz says:

      Continua a todo trapo esta adictiva mezcla de pulp, ciencia ficción a la Metal Hurlant, tebeo de superhéroes, actualización de los conceptos cósmicos de Jack Kirby y el más modernísimo underground ya convertido en popular a manos de autores como Jesse Moynihan (uno de los artífices de Hora de Aventuras). Estupendos tanto el episodio que abarca la larguísima vida de Diehard como el número sobre las Madres y su homenaje a Moebius. Yo me lo estoy pasando de fábula con Prophet, pero supong [...]

    • Geoff Sebesta says:

      Prophet is one of the best series out there, but this volume gets five stars because they actually bother to explain what's going on a little bit. Don't get me wrong, not knowing what's going on is one of the coolest things about this series. I love this squishy mystery. This is one of the finest ideas for a comic book. Ever. "What if the early 90s work of Rob Liefeld was the expression of some numinous cosmic principle, inside all of us and everything?" Excellent question! Good answers!Also, I [...]

    • Alex Sarll says:

      The heavens are littered with the husks of titans who once were human, or at least something close to it. Others have been cloned countless times, or seen ever more of themselves become mechanical. Between them, they've been the agents of untold destruction across the galaxies, but now their stories near their close This is an amazing piece of work, using a great selection of guest artists to bring out the utter strangeness of a far future universe somehow rooted in the superhero work of Rob Lie [...]

    • 47Time says:

      This volume has flasbacks and a history lesson that try to add more depth to the story, but it's so convoluted that it's hard to keep track of what the goal is. The artwork is done by multiple artists, so it's all over the place, matching the apparent chaos in the story. Ultimately, I'm afraid I won't be left with anything after reading this comic. The story is left in a cliffhanger that makes it mandatory to read Empire War too. I don't have great expectations any more.The Earth Empire was a gr [...]

    • Logan Young says:

      Incredible stuff. I love the departure from conventional storytelling. I love the cooperation between all the amazing artists. I love the vast world building. And I am grateful from the explanations at the end of the book that help me understand so a lot of what has happened. Now I want to reread it all again now that I have a better idea of what the hell is going on. I'm sad that the series will be ending soon, it's been a great though relatively short ride.

    • Alain Dewitt says:

      This is a truly fantastic (in the most literal sense of the word) series. I couldn't follow a lot of it but this is science fiction so advanced that it bears no resemblance to our world. Hence I was able to completely suspend my disbelief and just go with the story.Ok. I feel better. I just skimmed some of the other reviews for this title. The consensus seems to be, 'I'm not sure what's happening but I like it.'

    • Shaun says:

      The Prophet comics are imaginative and compelling as they are strange. In a future and galactic locales that are so alien from our own modern day, the human race struggles to survive in a form that is, in many ways, hardly recognizable and at the same time resonantly us. I haven't encountered a lot of tales resembling these, and that's a shame.

    • William Owen says:

      Still just enjoying the absolute flippity flappity frickin frockin hell of out this series. Eager to read volume #5 so I can actually attempt to coalesce something resembling a thought about the story and the series.

    • Øyvind Holen says:

      Skjønner ikke en dritt. Men jævla bra!

    • Aaron Jensen says:

      This series is so weird I can't even tell if I like it or not.

    • Jason says:

      Boux! Pretty effortlessly weird, which gets it in my good graces.

    • Chase Stockstill says:

      Both stellar artwork and a bizarrely epic story make for another worthwhile read in an excellent series.

    • Matt says:

      Opaque at times but brilliantly so. So many massive ideas punctuated by vague sex jokes by aliens.

    • Jeremy says:

      I have no idea what just happened, but I'm pretty sure it was AWESOME

    • Maja Shinigami says:

      O.kay.Nice artwork.

    • Barbara says:

      Probably more like 3.5. I continue to find this series weird and confusing and fascinating.

    • Chris says:

      good and weird and meaty

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