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  • If it hasn't come accross your radar yet, you guys need to check out "Prophet." The third issue is out this week and the work is just sublime.



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    abuser 9849 2012-03-19 14:07:25.0 login to vote score 0
    CSB Moment: I was super excited to get my hands on Issue 21 (aka Issue 1) and I thought seeing as how I was probably the only person to have heard of this, I could take my sweet time getting my hands on the book. About two weeks after it came out, I went to my comic shop to pick up a copy, only to discover that they were completely sold out. Heading up to the guy that runs the place I asked him "What the heck happened? I can see you selling out of first issues of rebooted DC 52, but this? How's that possible."

    "I dunno," he said. "I guess the buzz got to be pretty big because I sold out quick. I'm kind of upset too, because I ordered X copies and they only shipped me half that."

    Expressing my dissapointment seeing as how that was the only thing I wanted that day, I bought a pop and left.

    Fast forward to about a month later and I stop back in to just chat with the guy that runs the place. As soon as I entered the door, he said "Hey! I took the liberty of starting a pull list for you. I figured you wouldn't mind. There's only one title in it at the moment but I have the first two issues for you."

    Reaching into a box behind the counter, he pulled out the second printing of Issue 21 and a copy of Issue 22. Suffice to say, this guy knows his customer service like a boss.
    bunnythor 544 2012-03-19 14:23:06.0 login to vote score 0
    eclecticman66 2141 2012-03-19 14:28:05.0 login to vote score 0
    I prefer 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran


    And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he said:
    Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you,
    And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
    You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
    For they have their own thoughts.
    You may house their bodies but not their souls,
    For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
    For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
    You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
    The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
    Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
    For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
    abuser 9849 2012-03-19 14:30:17.0 login to vote score 0
    eclecticman66: I prefer 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran


    And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he said:
    Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you,
    And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
    You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
    For they have their own thoughts.
    You may house their bodies but not their souls,
    For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
    For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
    You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
    The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
    Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
    For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


    Kahlil Gibran writes with words the way a dog chases after his own tail. If you want a good non-european poet, read Hafiz.
    eclecticman66 2141 2012-03-19 14:33:50.0 login to vote score 0
    abuser: Kahlil Gibran writes with words the way a dog chases after his own tail. If you want a good non-european poet, read Hafiz.


    I'll give it a try. Thanks.
    abuser 9849 2012-03-19 14:36:08.0 login to vote score 0
    eclecticman66: I'll give it a try. Thanks.

    The translations that I've read are by Daniel Ladinsky and they do his work justice.
    burntman 1528 2012-03-19 15:01:38.0 login to vote score 0
    abuser:

    FTA: "Based on the character created by Rob Liefeld"

    hmm... are you being serious? I'll take a look at it, but I have to say I'm not expecting much.
    abuser 9849 2012-03-19 15:06:10.0 login to vote score 0
    burntman: FTA: "Based on the character created by Rob Liefeld"

    hmm... are you being serious? I'll take a look at it, but I have to say I'm not expecting much.


    It's a completely different book. It only uses the previous incarnation of Prophet as a jumping off point. This is completely different. It has the type of simplicity in story telling that you can find in cartoons like Samurai Jack with the type of world building that you can find in universes like John Carter or Star Wars. Add a european flair of story telling and art direction and you get something that is absolutely magical.
    burntman 1528 2012-03-19 15:10:48.0 login to vote score 0
    abuser: It's a completely different book. It only uses the previous incarnation of Prophet as a jumping off point. This is completely different. It has the type of simplicity in story telling that you can find in cartoons like Samurai Jack with the type of world building that you can find in universes like John Carter or Star Wars. Add a european flair of story telling and art direction and you get something that is absolutely magical.

    I'll definitely take a look at it. Thanks.
    bluegargoyle 635 2012-03-19 15:31:32.0 login to vote score 0
    I hadn't heard of this before but I love the artwork. Except for the creepy blue jelly spooged all over the guy's shoulders. I'm sure there's a good reason for it, but I'll have to read more into it to find out why. Kinda bothers me though.

    burntman 1528 2012-03-19 15:57:50.0 login to vote score 0
    bluegargoyle: I hadn't heard of this before but I love the artwork. Except for the creepy blue jelly spooged all over the guy's shoulders. I'm sure there's a good reason for it, but I'll have to read more into it to find out why. Kinda bothers me though.

    That artwork is very reminiscent of the European comics. Take a look at Jodorowsky "the metabarons". I think you might like that
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