Review – Prophet: Earth War #1 (Image Comics)

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Publisher: Image Comics
Story By: Brandon Graham, Simon Roy
Art By: Giannis Milonogiannis
Release Date: 27th January, 2016

Upfront and honest; this comic is absolutely not my bag at all. Deep, complex sci-fi set in a futuristic yet fantastical landscape with myriad sci-fi concepts and new-age MacGuffins. Almost every piece of dialogue features some doo-dah that you have to get your head around. Really not my bag, but Prophet comes with great calibre. The best sci-fi ever. The most complex. A historical legacy.

The Old Man and his clone have been told to expect visitors. They travel to Tent City for a celebration before leading their Allies into battle. A Crystal Priest brings a Giant to the games. A task is required – a human to kill and the crystal seems to hold the task, the reward and the power.

Hands up – I got totally lost. Sci-fans, I can see why you’d love this comic, why you’d relish a chance to get immersed in this other world and hunker down with all the stuff of fantasy / sci-fi. I can appreciate it enough to see that the creators of this comic have gone to a great deal of creative trouble to create an immersive world.

Me, though, and other readers – it’s just too much. It’s too exclusive, too niche in the way that Human Centipede is too much for us regular horror fans. I didn’t even find much in the way of great visuals to enjoy. The artwork is sketchy, often characters are mere placeholders and drowned in a wash of colours. We swing from too much detail to not enough. The marriage between landscapes and characters though is pretty spot on.

Sci-fi / fantasy fans, you’ll love it. You’ll need to be dedicated though. Die-hard. Determined. Others? Dazed

Rating: 2/5.

HAZHAVThe Writer of this piece was: Hazel Hay
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