Proof Vol.1 TPB

Proof is an American comic book series, published by Image Comics and created by writer Alex Grecian and artist Riley Rossmo. The story concerns John "Proof" Prufrock, a sasquatch, who works for a secret government organization. He hunts cryptids with his partner, Ginger Brown, and seeks clues to his past. The book was influenced by The X-Files[1] and characters such as Tarzan and Hellboy.

The first issue was released on October 24, 2007.[2]


The first arc, "Goatsucker", concerns a cryptid attack in Minnesota that appears to be the work of a Bigfoot-like creature. The plot also details the transfer of Ginger Brown, a young female agent, from the F.B.I to a secret organization called The Lodge. Once employed, Brown discovers that her partner is John "Proof" Prufrock, a Bigfoot who works in secret for the U.S. government. Brown's first case with The Lodge concerns El Chupacabra, a monster who masquerades as human by wearing the skin of its victims. Ginger and Proof also encounter a number of cryptozoological fauna, including jackalopes, a golem, and the Cottingley Fairies.[3]

The second arc, "The Company of Men", will follow Proof as he attempts to save a juvenile dinosaur from poachers in the Congo. Proof and Ginger will also eventually encounter creatures such as Springheel Jack and The Kraken.[4]


Proof: John Prufrock is a Bigfoot who works for The Lodge, a secret organization located in Washington. As a Bigfoot, he is vastly larger and more powerful than a human being. Proof is exceptionally cultured for a feral beast; he is often seen wearing expensive suits and custom-made shoes.

Ginger Brown: A young FBI agent, Brown is transferred to The Lodge after a fateful encounter with a golem in New York City. She is young and brash, and does not know what to make of Proof, who is her new partner.

Leander Wight: The aged and wise manager of The Lodge. He is kindly, but mysterious.

Elvis Aaron Chesnut: A small-town sheriff who ends up joining The Lodge during the "Goatsucker" arc.

Wayne: The gameskeeper of The Lodge. Wayne is Proof's best friend, and a surrogate 'mother' to many of the cryptids of The Lodge.

Autumn Song: The hard-hearted assistant to Wayne.

Mi-Chen Po: An unidentified antagonist who has plans for Proof and Ginger.

Joe: A golem living in New York City, Joe defends the city's Jewish population. It is yet to be revealed exactly what golems are and why they should be classified as cryptids.


Many fanciful creatures inhabit the world of Proof. While most harmlessly occupy the free-range habitat of The Lodge, several hostile cryptids run free in the wild and must be captured. These captures drive Proof's main plot.

The Dover Demon: An enigmatic and gangly creature, the Demon can foretell the future.

Nadine: Also known as El Chupacabra or The Mexican Bigfoot, Nadine skins humans and wears their skins as a disguise.

Passenger Pigeons: Birds, long thought extinct, which live in seclusion in The Lodge's habitat.

Dodos: The last of their species, the friendly dodos live in The Lodge.

Jackalopes: A breeding pair of the horned rabbits are kept with the dodos.

The Cottingley Fairies: Vicious beasts that resemble tiny green women, they are kept behind glass for the safety of the staff. Three male fairies (gigantic in size) are kept in seclusion.

Gnomes: Tiny, meat-eating creatures that resemble senior citizens.

Brownies: Hairy little creatures with hostile intent.

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