It just might be the case if you read between the words and spaces in a very vague JH Williams III post on his blog.

Going through some Promethea files for reasons that will be made clear in a later post and thought I would put of some these into blogs.

For those not familiar with the series – to the Wiki!

Serialized in 32 issues on an irregular schedule from 1999 to 2005, the series explores Alan Moore’s ideas about art and magic, combining elements of superhero action, metaphysical theorizing, and psychedelic revelation, all focused on the adventures of Promethea, a metafictional character that possesses magical power over the real world. Promethea is also notable for wide-ranging experimentation in visual style and storytelling technique on the part of Williams and Moore.

Lately I’ve fallen in love with these omnibus and Absolue Editions being put out by companies.  I fell in love with Sandman only after the first Absolute Edition was released, and have been keeping my eyes open for other series to receive the same treatment.

via JH Williams III


  1. hermit
    January 8, 2009 at 11:28 am — Reply

    i’ve sworn off absolute editions because of my last 2 i purchased, but since i’ve never read promethea, i might give it a chance.

    you think they’d do 2 volume or will they be able to cram it all in one??

  2. hermit
    January 8, 2009 at 11:28 am — Reply

    my last 2 absolutes were Ronin and LXG: Black Dossier by the way

  3. cory
    January 8, 2009 at 11:30 am — Reply

    It would have to be in two volumes otherwise it would be 50% larger than Absolute Sandman Volume 1. I have to wonder whether there will be sufficient extras considering what a travesty the Absolute Edition of LOEG: The Black Dossier was. Everyone must keep in mind that upper management at DC and Warner Bros HATE Alan Moore even though it’s their own damn fault.

  4. Creep
    January 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    The absolute Editions are great…love them…they look awesome

  5. Mike Keller
    January 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    WOW! Well having just purchased volumes 1-5 of the graphic novels, I’m not super excited for the prospect, unless they make the format much BIGGER. The team who worked on Promethea did an amazing job weaving complex religious iconography together. If it was a single volume, and more like 10X16 I would bite.
    Now if only they could do an “Absolute Hellblazer” – although that would be more like an encyclopedia now.

  6. hermit
    February 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    i’ve done it, i ordered the absolute editions. apparently they’re doing 3 volumes

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