Welcome to the miserable world of PROMETHEUS…

August 15, 2011


Filed under: Eagle, Prometheus — Tags: , , , , , — prometheuscomic @ 6:59 pm

Well, folks, this marks the retirement of Prometheus.   I thank you for following his miserable adventures and for your comments through the years.

I especially want to  thank Jim, Ross, Keely, Richard, Paula, Manos, David, Joe, Tonya, Paula, Maria, Adriana, Ivo, Billie, Scott, Thomas, and Anila for their feedback on my rough ideas which greatly improved the finished comics.


that Weinstein guy

p.s. For newcomers to this site, you can read all the comics in order here: the whole Prometheus enchilada


  1. Oh, what a shame! I’ve been enjoying your strips all these years long! Thanks to you for having done such a great work.
    I’ll keep waiting for a second round!

    Comment by Sandra — August 15, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    • Thanks, Sandra, hopefully the opportunity will arise for me to do a second round.

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 16, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  2. Noo! Prometheus! Get back in those chains so we can laugh at your misery! Nooooooo!

    Comment by Me — August 15, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

  3. It’s been a genuine pleasure to read these strips over the past four years (wow, that long?) and I hope we get to see more from you in a new creative endeavor. Thanks again, Mark! — joec

    Comment by Anonymous — August 15, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  4. What a pity! That isn’t “justice”, really… I hoped it wasn’t true!
    Anyway, I heartily thank you for the many laughs you gave me! As a Classical philologist I loved such an original idea, it has been my favourite appointment!
    I’m already looking forward to seeing something new from you! Where can I follow you?

    Comment by Martina — August 15, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    • Thanks, Martina. I don’t know where you can follow me! There’s a Prometheus Facebook page but I rarely do anything with it–I don’t quite “get” Facebook.
      When I first had the idea for Prometheus I thought 80% of the people who saw it would be familiar with the myth because I was. I never took a course in the Classics or mythology, I just ran across the myth somewhere as a youth. In reality the percentage of people who know the Prometheus myth is way lower! (It turns out many of the people who followed this comic were either Classical philologists or pagans!)

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 16, 2011 @ 9:51 am

  5. Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!! What do i do now?? My Dutch, jobless, being… *snrt* 😥

    Comment by Iannica — August 15, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

  6. At least the eagle isn’t out of a job.

    Comment by Richard — August 16, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    • I gotta tell ya, laying on that rock is even more uncomfortable than it looks.

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 16, 2011 @ 11:24 am

  7. I’ve been reading this comic since 2009 but this is my first ever comment. Prometheus has made me laugh many times and I’m so sad to see him go. I’ll always miss this strip.


    Comment by Lynna — August 16, 2011 @ 3:37 am

  8. awww 😦 I started reading this comic after an Ancient Greek Mythology proffessor used a strip in one of his lectures. Sad to see it go!

    Comment by Sarah — August 16, 2011 @ 4:38 am

  9. Awww.:( It’s been an awesome run. Best wishes on your future work!

    Comment by The Archon — August 16, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    • Thanks, Archon. It’s funny how if you do something a little bit day after day suddenly you see you’ve done 600 comics!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 16, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  10. Nooooooo! Prometheus is the most fun misery can be!!

    But you’ll be back, right? RIGHT??

    Comment by Reziac — August 16, 2011 @ 8:20 am

  11. Thank you for suffering for your art… ehm… Thank you for drawing Prometheus all these years.

    Comment by Ahtna — August 16, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  12. Free! Free at last!

    …surely too good to be true, right? Right?

    Comment by Huskyteer — August 16, 2011 @ 11:10 am

  13. I enjoyed reading your comics and I’m a bit sad it stopped now. I hope your future endeavours will work out for you!
    Do you already have plans for other great stuff?

    Comment by Frankdeslimste — August 16, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    • My plan is to make money, somehow. Thanks for your comments through the years, Frank!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 18, 2011 @ 7:07 am

  14. All good things must come to an end 😦 . Thanks for producing these cartoons that not only entertained me but gave me an opportunity to put my Classical education to work. (Such opportunities come rarely, as you might imagine.) Kudos to you for being among the first cartoonists to publish on the Web, and best wishes for your success in your future endeavors! (You WILL let me know where to find your other work once you publish it, won’t you?)

    Comment by Lori — August 16, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    • Thanks, Lori. If I ever do anything else worthwhile I’ll let you know.

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 18, 2011 @ 7:10 am

  15. So sad! I just found you recently – but looked forward to every new strip. Your strip was too perfect! It will be missed… by some statisticians and mathematicians among the masses of others. Will you consider publishing the complete series? And best wishes in all your future endeavors! If they are anything like the Prometheus strip you will continue to be a great success!

    Comment by Anonymous — August 16, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    • Thank you. I sent an inquiry to a respected publisher about printing the series, but I’m still waiting for my rejection letter to arrive. Any other publishers who might be interested please contact me at prometheus-comic@hotmail.com!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 18, 2011 @ 7:14 am

  16. What can I say? Thank you for your original sideways slant on things. I found this site a year or two ago, and I bookmarked it – it’s been one of my ‘getting into the study and getting started’ ritual for what seems like forever. I’ll miss it – thanks again, and I hope you find something creative to do in your retirement. Like, perhaps, “Prometheus’ Revenge” – an eagle gets chained to a rock…?

    Comment by Rev Tony Buglass — August 16, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    • A person tearing out a bird’s liver while the bird is chained helplessly to a rock? That’s plain disgusting!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 18, 2011 @ 7:18 am

  17. But will his wife and kid be able to put up with him now that he’s free?

    Thank you very much for the fun. Prometheus was one of my favorite comics. It’s sad to see it go.
    Are there any new projects in the works that we should be looking forward to?

    Comment by Altair IV — August 16, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    • Yes, now it’s his wife and kid’s turn to suffer! Hopefully there will be some new project one of these days. I’ve enjoyed your humorous comments, Altair–thanks!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 18, 2011 @ 7:23 am

  18. I’ve read every strip i feel kinda sad that it’s ending. Well at least Prometheus is free at last!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous — August 18, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

  19. thx for such a great comic, really enjoyed reading it.

    Comment by dsa — August 18, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

  20. I’m sad to see Prometheus go free.
    Hopefully Zeus will change his mind and chain him backup in the future.
    Thanks for the laughs.

    Comment by planetross — August 19, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    • Since Zeus is not infallible (who is?) maybe he’ll realize his mistake and correct it…Thanks for your help and best of luck with your “brain farts!”

      Comment by prometheuscomic — August 21, 2011 @ 7:07 am

  21. -how does it make you feel to know you have a cartoon liver? Are you able to drink more with one of those?

    Comment by Nick — August 19, 2011 @ 5:07 am

  22. This is sad.

    Comment by msymeonakis — August 23, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

  23. T.T. I’ll miss this comic.

    Comment by joeick — August 24, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    • Thanks, Joe, and thanks for the comments you’ve written through the years.

      Comment by prometheuscomic — September 5, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

  24. Dear Mark,
    How sad it is to see the end of Prometheus Bound. But maybe now we will see what Prometheus Unbound gets up to. Seeing as he has always been the friend of humankind, how will he help out now? What will he do that’s so big and bad that he renews Zeus’s anger? Thanks for being there all those years, always on time, like Zeus’s eagle. Please find a way to keep making our date.

    Comment by nikoskonstandaras — September 11, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

  25. sigh. And I was just getting back into this comic too.

    Comment by Epic Fail — September 22, 2011 @ 3:55 am

  26. Hey man, found this and thought it was so great I had to read it all in one go, am now sad to see it ended ;(. Thanks for the hours of enjoyment you brought me, and please start again

    Comment by Anonymous — October 24, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    • You want me to start all over again? What are ya–some kinda sadist!??

      Comment by prometheuscomic — October 27, 2011 @ 5:29 am

  27. I’m terribly sorry. I’m guilty of taking this site for granted. I visit every other month so that I can save enough comic strips to read in one sitting. I am surprised to see that it ended in August. Really sorry. But above anything else, thank you. It was a good laugh and to have brought humor to the otherwise depressing demise of this character is something to be applauded. Now prometheus is back to his demise.

    Comment by john — November 20, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    • Thanks for your comment, John. Don’t worry about Prometheus–he moved his family to Myconos and opened up a successful beach bar!

      Comment by prometheuscomic — November 20, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

  28. What? NO!!!
    Now i am sad……….. 😦

    Comment by Alecos — February 24, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  29. “Don’t worry about Prometheus–he moved his family to Myconos and opened up a successful beach bar!” 🙂 and thanks for all comic promethius posts..you have a way with your humorous replies!! “brain farts!” – that’s classic:0

    Comment by tilakpranesh — December 7, 2012 @ 6:17 am

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