Planetary, Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
Warren Ellis improves on his already outstanding stories and characters in the second collection of Planetary: The Fourth Man.While scraping their way through their investigations, the three archaeologists of mystery, enigmatic themselves, deal with their own past and learn more about the creepy... show more
Warren Ellis improves on his already outstanding stories and characters in the second collection of Planetary: The Fourth Man.While scraping their way through their investigations, the three archaeologists of mystery, enigmatic themselves, deal with their own past and learn more about the creepy metahumans lurking behind practically every oddity on the planet.Ellis seems to take pleasure in turning superheroic icons inside out. Fans will find references and deconstructions from the Golden Age to the post-postmodern comics world.John Cassaday's penciling adapts itself well to the stories, giving intimate barroom chats and epic battles against giant ants equal credibility.While reading Planetary, one gets the sense that superhero comics really do have somewhere to go after being so thoroughly demolished in the '80s and '90s--and that we'd do well to keep reading. --Rob Lightner
Publish date: December 1st 2001
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
, Dc Comics
Series: Planetary (#2)
This volume of Planetary explores, and ultimately reveals, the secret of the mysterious Fourth Man of Planetary and also exposes the breathtaking scope and breadth of the crimes perpetrated by the Four upon the world in the name of their great game.Issue 7 – “To be in England, in the Summertime”: Pl...
It's just shy of hilarious, how fast & loose they play it with the "science" going on in the background, as they casually toss out one really fascinating idea after another. It's a really fun book. Will proceed to read Vol 3.
Ellis continues his string of dark homages to the classics of comic books, old movies, and pulp fiction. In this collection we get a horrific take on Superman, the Justice League, Nick Fury, and the whole Vertigo universe.