Posted by: Jeff Lester on January 17, 2012
First, hear me now and listen to me later: when comics come out tomorrow, go get yourself a copy of PROPHET #21. It does this amazing thing I feel like very few comics do: it makes me feel like I’m reading real science fiction, and it makes me enjoy it. It also feels like “classic” Heavy Metal with a very different vibe. No rampant baring of the boobs, no nonsensical plotting, but there’s that thorough sense of the surreal, where the most insane things are taken for granted and each insane thing is actually outdone by an even-more-insane thing a page (or even a half-page!) later. It’s not the be-all and end-all–the characters are stoic, the plot is obscured so it’s not something you’re going to mistake for Star Wars, but it’s still closer to Episode 4 than, I dunno, Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy–but god damn, is it a pretty fun comic. Brandon Graham and Simon Ray did great work on this. You should get.
Second, Wait, What?, as the post title subtly suggests, is gonna be late this week. My work schedule changed around so I could cover the holiday yesterday and I would prefer not to post any content on SOPA/PIPA blackout day tomorrow…and I doubt I’m gonna get this sucker mixed in time today (although, hey, stranger things have happened). So tune in on Thursday for Episode 71: it won’t have waffle talk, but it will have our brand spanking-new theme song as composed by Mr. Graeme McMillan and I think you’ll quite like it!