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Absolute Planetary Book One Hardcover – July 13, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: WildStorm; Slp edition (July 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401203272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401203276
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WARREN ELLIS is an author, graphic novelist, columnist and speaker. His new novel, GUN MACHINE, was released by Mulholland Books in January 2013, and is being developed for television by Chernin Entertainment and FOX.

CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, his last novel, was described by Joss Whedon as "Funny, inventive and blithely appalling... Dante on paint fumes."

His graphic novel RED was made into a successful film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren, and its sequel film is released in August 2013. His other graphic novels, including TRANSMETROPOLITAN, PLANETARY, GLOBAL FREQUENCY and FREAKANGELS, have won multiple awards, including a Lifetime Achievement prize from the Eagle Awards and the NUIG Lit & Deb's President's Medal in recognition of support for free speech. MINISTRY OF SPACE became the first graphic novel to win the Sidewise Award for alternate history fiction. His GRAVEL sequence of graphic novels has been optioned by Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct.

Previously a commentator for Reuters and WIRED UK magazine, he is currently writing a weekly column for VICE.

His first non-fiction book, from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is due in 2014. He lives mostly in Britain.

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Tight, beautiful scripts.
Tim D
Since these are the first issues of Planetary, this is a perfect place for newbies to start reading the series.
Vincent
I highly recomend this to anyone who is a comic-book fan.
Don Frier

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cesar A. Valle on December 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Planetary to me is Warren Ellis's (The Authority) masterpiece, his clever story telling and homage to the golden age heroes makes this book a endless treasure. His plots are well written and the connections un fall able. He put a lot of effort and time into this novel. John Cassadays (Astonishing X-men, Desperado)work is marvelous, a bit rough at the beginning but his ever daunting potential was visible even then, this collection is evidence of his talent and his beautiful artistic development. The oversize pages filled with Cassadays pencils are alone worth the cost. This is a must have for any planetary fan, a hard bound collection of today's best stories. Snatch this up while you still can, 1st prints were limited and quickly made there way onto ebay for upward of $100 plus. Thank God I found one for the retail price. Absolute Planetary collects issues 1-12 and the preview issue.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vincent on December 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Planetary is the magnum opus of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.

This edition collects issues 1 -12 in a gorgeous oversided hardcover edition.

Since these are the first issues of Planetary, this is a perfect place for newbies to start reading the series.

The series features an eclectic mix of superhero, archeology, secret histories,

ghost stories and good old fashioned mystery.

Each story fits beautifully into main story arc of the series.

The art by Cassaday is incredible and this edition's 12" x 8" glossy paper really brings that out.

Absolutely wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tz on November 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Planetary is one of those series that is not for everyone, its main focus is showing off the various genres of storytelling that came out in the 20th century from a present day perceptive. So if your just starting to get into comics and/or do not have much knowledge of anything earlier than the 80s a lot of the content you may end up not getting, however for long time fans of comics you'll be in for a great time seeing homage from all the classics you have grown to enjoy over the years.
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By Don Frier on August 26, 2013
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This is one of the best comics of all time, right up there with Watchmen. I include the 2nd ombibus in that assessment, to be fair.

The copy I bought was slightly used, but still in great shape. I highly recomend this to anyone who is a comic-book fan. You will not be dissapointed.
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By Christopher Sylvis on March 7, 2013
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I absolutely love the Planetary series, one of my favorites and it looks great in this edition. Would definitely recommend to comic book fans.
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By Low8284 on August 28, 2011
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I was so thrilled when I found out Volume One was being reprinted. As with many classic works of art, movies, literature, and comics, I sometimes don't discover them until some time after their publication.

Upon reading the Planetary series I was blown away. It is easily my favorite comic series combining everything that I have come to love about story telling and adventure. Much to my dismay when originally searching for Volume One it was completely sold out and going for upwards of $300. My friend owned a copy that I just envied and when this collection was finally available again I made sure to pre order my copy.

Beautifully put together with large gorgeous pages of art this collection is a must for any fan of the series and would doubtlessly be enjoyed by anyone who is into comics.

I would give this a million stars if I could.
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