Prophet by Farel Dalrymple. Sure, Graham comes up with a great new approach to the issue, but it’s Farel Dalrymple doing some kind of even wackier sci-fi than normal Prophet. It’s indescribably wonderful.
The story is a bit of an odyssey. A new John Prophet–with a tail–wakes up on a toxic giant spacecraft and has to get somewhere. Graham has some red herrings–at least for this issue–and slips in a huge subplot almost unnoticed.
I suppose it’s technically derivative of 2001 and Moon but it’s so good it doesn’t matter.
Graham gets to the finish and ends it with more questions, though he never even tries to answer the ones he left open from the last issue. Either it’s building towards something or it’s not. The journey’s good enough on its own.
And that Dalrymple art. Just wonderful.
Sadly, the Shock Post backup is lame.
Prophet; writers, Brandon Graham and Farel Dalrymple; artist, Dalrymple; colorist, Joseph Bergin III; letterer, Ed Brisson. Shock Post; writers, artists, colorists and letterers, Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward. Editor, Eric Stephenson; publisher, Image Comics.