Planetary, Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
Written by Warren Ellis; Art by John Cassaday Collecting the stories that first introduced the world to Planetary, this graphic novel features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred year old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful and bored woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to... show more
Written by Warren Ellis; Art by John Cassaday Collecting the stories that first introduced the world to Planetary, this graphic novel features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred year old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful and bored woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Infatuated with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists of the late 20th Century uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters.
Publish date: February 1st 2001
Pages no: 160
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...