Absolute Promethea first look courtesy JH Williams III

Published On January 21, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Comics

Over on his blog, JH Williams reveals what we’d all been suspecting: there shall be an Absolute Promethea from DC Wildstorm in October 2009, as confirmed tonight by the DC solicits that have just been released.

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(Image from front cover of the Absolute Promethea slipcase, art by JH Williams III from his Flickr stream.)

Like I said, it comes as no surprise that we’re going to be getting the Absolute treatment for Promethea. Indeed, looking at the recent year end figures across various blogs, the Absolute volumes and similar very expensive single items are the thing that make DC’s dollar share top the charts even when they’re way behind Marvel in terms of market share. So that’s V For Vendetta and Promethea at least this year, with the Absolute Death being prepared. I’d be expecting (absolutely) everything high profile that DC has done over the last few decades to be getting the absolute treatment over the coming years, after all, it’s a very nice little earner.

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

2 Responses to Absolute Promethea first look courtesy JH Williams III

  1. AQueryan says:

    Oh. My. God. I am in a state of shock. This, to me, is the comic book equivalent of finding out that my favorite band (Phish) had reunited and is preparing to tour!

    There is absolutely no work that I have longed for the Absolute treatment to be given to more than Promethea. Personally, I think it ranks as Moore’s crowning achievement in the medium. I cannot wait. Oh. My. God.

  2. Innuendo says:

    But isn’t the price a bit too high? I know it’s absolute, but 100$ for 300 pages? Absolute Sandman had 600 pages… It should cost 75$.