Monday, January 22, 2007

Daily Grind: 1/22/07

Okay, so I read the first trade paperback of Alan Moore's Promethea. As you may already know, I likes me some crazy bearded Brits. Especially when they are high on something, possibly drugs, possibly thought. High on thought? I should probably trademark that.

I love 'concept' stories. It doesn't matter if it's a comic, a movie, a book, or any other form of entertainment/art. They just delight me by making me consider new ways of looking at everything.

Promethea falls into that category like a gold-laced boulder ( there anything it can't achieve?) In fact, it may be the most "concept-y" comic I've ever read. Even more so than my beloved Doom Patrol, possibly. It has concepts within concepts. That's brutally insane, so it automatically appeals to me.

In the TPB, my favorite story was the one where Promethea battled the pseudonym wizard. Just typing 'pseudonym wizard' fills me with glee. Alan Moore is a genius.

I've read X-Axis reviews of most of the series, which purportedly gets into downright impenetrable territory at some point. Since I haven't delved that far into the series, I don't really know what to expect. I will read the other two volumes available to me at this time and find out.

Now, if you've read Promethea, you probably want me to reference Weeping Gorilla at least once in this entry. That would be the easy thing to do, wouldn't it? I mean, Weeping Gorilla certainly does offer plenty of material. But am I really going to sink to the level of making an obvious reference? Hell yes.

"Why do bad things happen to good people?"

Damn you, Weeping Gorilla.

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