Posted - December 16, 2017

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Promethea No. 4
A Faerie Romance

Promethea No. 4

Barbara, Sophie's predecessor as Promethea, is looking in on herself in the hospital. Things are taking a turn for the fatal.

barbara in hospital

In a whimsical and comforting turn, Barbara's essense or spirit goes to Immateria and visits with the other Prometheas.

barbara in immateria

Look, fairies giving drink.

fairy pouring barbara a drink

That has got to be some kind of liquid orgasm. I want some.

prometheas talking

Liquid orgasm would have been much, much better.

The previous versions of Promethea are looking into Sophie.

prometheas looking into sophie and stacia

Look at this.

hailing a taxi

And heave a sigh of relief that we no longer have to do this.

Some foreshadowing here.

prometheas talking

Haha a little warning to Margie.

prometheas talking

And now we're going to get into that poet, Charlton Sennet, who was mentioned in the first issue together with his work "A Faerie Romance". We come upon him at a point when both his wife and mistress has left him.

charlton sennet sitting

Now we jump back in time a little to a point before he was left so alone.

charlton sennet with wife and maid

Sennet is touching the realm of imagination as he writes his poem and something funky is beginning to happen to him.

promethea talks to sennet

His wife away (how convenient), and inspired by his maid, Charles reads her the poetry he wrote.

sennet reading poetry

Imagination is the trigger for summoning Promethea.

promethea appears

Read the poetry. This guy is describing an awesome roll in the hay.

sennet and promethea having sex

Charles and Promethea have a 'baby', but its really just ephemeral fluff.

an imaginary baby

Inexplicably, Anna dies during childbirth. Look at this comment.

sennet in a gravesite

Isn't this normal? Aren't we all just in love with our ideas of each other? Should that fact really be a cause of complaint or bother?

Sophie is shaken from the story by the arrival of Jack Faust.

jack faust arrives

Jack is using a magical disguise, a glamour. This is what he really looks like.

jack faust and sophie

And, oh yes, he is the Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. He blames Promethea for something and reveals he has quite the potty mouth then leaves.

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