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Mutants, Mystics & the Magick of Promethea

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My favorite comic book series of all time is Promethea (sorry, X-Men). I know that is quite a bold statement to make. However, this delightful story written by Alan Moore and drawn by JH Williams III is not only an engaging story about a college student who discovers she can transform into a goddess from her imagination, it is also a magickal treatise which can teach one about the Kabbalah

In his amazing book Mutants & Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal, Jeffrey J. Kripal summarizes Promethea thusly:

…the series advances through the adventures of college student Sophie Bangs, a young feminist who discovers through a college writing assignment that she has slipped through into the Immateria (a kind of astral plane of the Imagination that is self-existent and accesible to every individual) and become the subject of her term paper, the ancient warrior-wisdom goddess Promethea. The message is clear enough: be careful what you write about. Or as Barbara, the previous human vessel of Promethea, tells Sophie in the first issue: “Listen kid, you take my advice. You don’t wanna go looking for folklore. And you especially don’t want folklore to come looking for you.”

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Adam Hughes: The Women of the DC Universe

This DC Comics promotional piece has been getting a lot of buzz on the internet and if you’re a hardcore comics fan you’ve probably already seen it, but I just had to post it on my own little strand of the web.

I love how Hughes has really invested the drawings of each character with touches of their signature styles and character traits. I only wish that Marc Andreyko’s Manhunter was more of an A list character to be included. For more of Adam Hughes amazing artwork, visit his site here.
From left to right we have Catwoman, Oracle (in front of her), Zatanna, Black Canary, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Vixen, Batwoman (seated), Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn. My only quibble is that my girl Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress, is missing from the line-up.

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