Prophet is an impressive comic. Its basic composition is clear for all to see yet it combines words in pictures in ways that only the best comics can do. The result is not only one of the best comics but also one of the best science fiction stories I’ve read or watched this year. The third collected volume dealt with the combination of the story’s two main storylines which also happened to be the two opposing sides of a large conflict between various species and factions. Prophet is an excellent comic not just because of its interesting story. What really makes this comic worthwhile is the storytelling. Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, and Giannis Milonogiannis know how to craft an exciting and visually fresh narrative. The continuation of this story was published in monthly single issues but I have yet to see solicitations for the fourth trade paperback volume. I really hope that I get to read the further adventures of all the John Prophets as this comic book revival series has been a pleasant and engaging surprise since the start.
I haven’t read many science fiction novels this year. I’m not sure why because I seem to continuously have an itch to read or watch science fiction but I often get distracted by something else. That makes me sound like a bit of a liar or as someone who’s exaggerating how much he’s been thinking of reading science fiction but regular readers of SUR will have notices how scattered I am when it comes to reading. There are just so many interesting books to read that I can barely keep focused on finishing what I’ve already started. You’d think that writing here would help with that but not nearly as much as I would like.