is the name of three fictional characters
appearing in comic books
published by DC Comics
The first Prometheus debuted in New Teen Titans
vol. 2, #24 (Oct. 1986) and was created by Marv Wolfman
(writer) and Eduardo Barreto
(pencils). The second version debuted in New Year's Evil: Prometheus
(Feb. 1998), and was created by Grant Morrison
(writer) and Arnie Jorgensen (pencils). The third and final version first appears in Gotham Knights
#52 (June 2004), and was created by A.J. Lieberman (writer) and Al Barrionuevo (pencils).
In 2009, the second Prometheus was ranked as IGN
's 80th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time., IGN
. Retrieved 10-05-09.
The original Prometheus, Curt Calhourn, debuted in Blue Beetle
#3 (Aug. 1986), followed by appearances in issues #4 (Sept. 1986); #6 (Nov. 1986); #8-9 (Jan.-Feb. 1987) and #11-13 (April-June 1987). The character returned in New Teen Titans
#34 (Aug. 1987), and was apparently referenced as being deceased in JSA
#28 (Nov. 2001).
The second Prometheus debuted in New Year's Evil: Prometheus
(Feb. 1998) and returned in JLA
#16-17 (March-April 1998) and #36-41 (Dec. 1999 - May 2000). The character was then impersonated for a time by Chad Graham, but returned in Faces of Evil: Prometheus
#1 (March 2009). Prometheus starred as the villain in the limited series Justice League: Cry for Justice
#1-7 (Sept. 2009 – April 2010), and was apparently killed at the conclusion of the story.