I don't know if comic books count, but this is certainly no ordinary comic.
Promethea is the story of college student Sophie Bangs, who is chosen to become the next material host of Promethea, the spirit of imagination. It turns out that being Promethea holds a certain amount of responsibility, and soon, Sophie finds herself studying the Tarot and the Kaballah and the histories of Prometheas before her in order to master the tools that will asist her in her role as Promethea. When her friend and mentor--the previous Promethea, named Barbara Shelly--dies, Sophie decides that she is going to travel through the Immateria to the Afterlife, in order to assist Barabara on her way. What ends up happening, is that on that journey, Sophie (and the reader) is sent on a journey through a unique take on religion and philosophy, where Sophie encounters the Godhead, as well as her destiny.
Sophie Bangs is Promethea, the living spirit of imagnation, and it is her destiny to usher in Apocalypse. Her role is to bring on the end of the world.
This is the most amazing comic book I think I've ever read. It's an intense journey through human thought, linking things like Tarot and psychadelic drugs to the natural cycle of all life and magic, and once you finish reading it, your poor brain feels a little... overwhelmed by the epic scale of it all.
"Wisest is she who knows she does not know." -Good old Socrates.
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