It's hard to write a review of a book that's really only the opening chapters of a sci-fi epic. I really liked Brandon Graham's "King City," with its laconic pace, visual puns and cyberpunkish setting, and when I met him at Stumptown Comics fest I asked him what I should read next. I don't remember which book he suggested, but "Prophet" was his second choice. It is less Cyberpunk, leaning more toward technical sci-fi in the style of Iain Banks.
|Farel Dalrymple's excellent style reminds me of Moebius|
As mentioned, Graham tells a story at a casual pace, so while there is a lot of action, the plot points are few and far between, but I wouldn't expect otherwise during the exposition. For this volume it is enough to explore and learn of the character(s) of John Prophet. All the Prophets are clones of the original, but there is an interesting surprise near the end of chapter six -- enough to make me want to read the next volume.