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Planetary: All Over The World and Other…

Planetary: All Over The World and Other Stories (2000)

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday (Illustrator)

Other authors: John Layman (Editor), Laura Martin (Illustrator)

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Series: Planetary (1)

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I've heard that this gets better, but volume 1 really didn't make me want to find out for myself. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
Issue #27 finally came out, & I dug up my back issues & read the series from start to finish because I wanted to get a sense of the narrative arc since this tale was 10 YEARS in the making.

The Verdict: this is one of the most brilliant extended storylines I've ever encounters. It will stand the test of time, up there with Watchmen and others of the 'hero' genre.

PLANETARY is ultimately a holographic version of the Arabian Nights; it can be read as hero-noir, pastiche/tribute to the history of comic books & pulp & pop culture, delightful space-time science theoretical exploration, or a personal story of redemption and revenge.

I was amazed that Ellis found a way to keep his narrative tone & pacing in tune over the course of 27 issues & 10 years-- that in itself is to be lauded. ( )
  VladVerano | Oct 20, 2015 |
I love this series. Ellis always manages to see things just askew of the norm and break it open. ( )
  MuzLibrary | May 16, 2015 |
Boring, run-of-the-mill superhero book. ( )
  eenerd | Jul 30, 2014 |
Uncle. I'm Hooked.

Picked this up volume after perusing information about it on the Internets that got my spider-sense tingling. Good ol' spider-sense.

What do we have here? Pulp heroes. The Justice League of America (or a reasonable facsimile thereof). Giant Japanese monsters. The Fantastic Four (or a reasonable facsimile thereof). The Secret History Of The Twentieth Century. What's not to love? (Assuming you're not one of WildStorm's lawyers; they were probably kept rather busy with this one.)

Yes, this sort of thing has been done before (Phil Farmer's Wold Newton tales being the most obvious antecedent). Yes, it could be hopelessly cornball and banal (and could certainly turn out to be - I've only just read Vol. 1, y'know). But it really seems that Messrs. Ellis and Cassaday are doing their own thing with this one, and I certainly plan on tuning in for future installments.

PS Did I mention the artwork's really great? No? Oh. The artwork's really great. Thought you might want to know. ( )
2 vote artturnerjr | Jun 5, 2014 |
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Warren Ellisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cassaday, JohnIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Layman, JohnEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, LauraIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, AlanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This first collection of Earth-shattering adventures from Windstorm stars a team of super-powered archaeologists who have uncovered evidence of super-human activity that spans the centuries. The team includes the ancient -- and incredibly powerful -- Elijah Snow, hot-tempered Jakita Wagner, and the seemingly insane Drummer, as they deal with the abrupt appearance of a new mountain range in America and the shocking truth behind the near-destruction of the planet by the gods, which happened in 1950!… (more)

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