I guess Brandon Graham and Simon Roy got their gross out during their first Prophet issue because besides the protagonist shoveling shit, there’s nothing too out there in this one.
There’s a lot of detail to the story–and to Roy’s artwork–even though John Prophet himself barely says anything. Most of the issue is setup for the finish, when he makes a cultural mistake (which he never learns) and things get out of hand.
Graham’s script has a lot of humor to it; though Prophet’s the protagonist and in most of the scenes, Graham doesn’t give any insight into his thoughts. Well, except the confusing one. Graham mentions, in a postscript, he wants Prophet to be an adventure comic. He and Roy definitely succeed–Prophet‘s high adventure, just really uncomfortable gross high adventure.
A short reprint of Fil Barlow Zoons strip finishes the issue. It’s rather funny stuff.
Prophet; writers, Brandon Graham and Simon Roy; artist, Roy; colorist, Richard Ballermann; letterer, Ed Brisson; editor, Eric Stephenson. Zoons; writer, artist, colorist and letterer, Fil Barlow. Publisher, Image Comics.