Planetary: All Over the World and Other Stories
Publish date: March 1st 2000
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
Series: Planetary (#1)
I think the Planetary series by Ellis and Cassaday may be one of the most ambitious, and certainly most enjoyable, comics (excuse me, I mean graphic novels!) that I have ever read. It is yet another post-Watchmen, post-Dark Knight meta-textual exploration of the genre, but manages to be one that doe...
Forget about the bird. The word is... Planetary! BAM! Just like that, I'm addicted to yet another series. I was told, before I started reading it, I was lucky because it already ended and I wouldn't have to suffer like others did, waiting for new issues, etc. I now agree. I have the other volumes ju...
Not life-changing, but really fun if you like stories where you really only get glimpses of super complicated back-stories. It's kind of cheating, I guess; we don't really get to learn much about the characters, the larger stories are really just a collection of hints that may or may not be related....
There are so many brilliant ideas in the first Planetary collection. The league of pulp fiction heroes is something I wish had its own book, and Ellis' riff on Captain Marvel is excellent, but his absolute show-stopper masterpiece is the dark twisted version of the Fantastic Four. I know Ellis' pl...
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