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  • Series: Deluxe Planetary/Batman
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; De Luxe edition edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401231845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401231842
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE (being adapted for TV by Microsoft Xbox) and the "underground classic" novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He's also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus.

His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.

A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.

Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society's President's Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.

Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By EndlessMike on August 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This IS a great story, no doubt. (All the Planetary stuff is.)

But I can't get past the idea of paying TWENTY DOLLARS for a FORTY-PAGE STORY. (The listed page count is padded with script, credits pages, etc.)

You can buy this issue through digital comics apps for .99 cents or 1.99 depending where you look. Use the remaining money to order a full Planetary trade (or some of Scott Snyder's Detective Comics trades).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marc Vidito on July 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am a Batman fan. I know very little about Planetary. However, this is very much a Batman story with little required foreknowledge of the Planetary story. The trio is tracking a villian with interdimensional or multiversal properties. In this backdrop, you see Batman in all of his main incarnations and dynamic personae as he pursues the "villain" and the Planetary team. The final scene reveals an emotional side of the Dark Knight that is rarely, if ever as portrayed here, seen in other tales. A must read for any Batman fan who, like me, is intrigued by the character under the cowl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a brief crossover between Warren Ellis' team of archaeologists set on uncovering the world's secret history, and the Batman. Planetary go to Gotham City to find a man who has escaped from a secret concentration camp where his parents were murdered and horrible experiments conducted on him, and discover who was behind this. The man's abilities enable him to jump between parallel universes and as Planetary are taken along with him, they notice the Batman undergo some startling changes too.

The book is brief at 48 pages but an enjoyable romp for fans of Planetary. It helps if you're a Batman fan as well as Batman undergoes visual changes going from 90s Batman to 00s Batman to 60s Batman to 80s Batman, each time looking different as he is drawn in the style of a certain era by a certain artist.

It's not a bad read but all too brief and really only serves to have Planetary and Batman meet rather than go through a particularly satisfying adventure. John Cassaday's artwork though continues to be a revelation.

The deluxe edition includes the entire script for the story as written by Warren Ellis but that's it. It looks nice in a shiny sleeve and hardback but it's hardly deluxe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I happen to be a fan of every element here(Planetary,Batman,Ellis and Cassiday).But all you really need to like is a good,self contained story.Joker makes a small appearance although not in the way you'd expect.The best part is Cassidays portrayal of Batman of different eras.Cool story worth checking out.Plus it looks nice on your bookshelf between your Batman and Planetary trade paperbacks.
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A team-up between the independent team of detectives/superheroes Planetary and the king of all detectives and superheroes, the Batman, might be a cool idea. I have no idea, having no clue who the hell Planetary were. An old detective made out of ice, a hot ninja chick, and some guy dressed up like Ignatius J. Reilly of Confederacy of Dunces Fame make up the team. They are tracking a serial killer through Gotham City (in some sort of multi-verse) and as they keep chasing the various universes shift as well. Ostensibly an excuse for Planetary to meet various versions of the Batman, the book is nonetheless as absolute delight.

Jakita (the sexy ninja chick ) spits out at the Caped Crusader pre-fight "You just sit there a second, Leatherboy. .. Severely beating men dressed as fetish bats are all that keeps me sane, some days." In another universe the Adam West Batman (with no muscle tone at all, just like the real one) proclaims, "Stand aside, citizen. There's a miscreant on the loose in Gotham City." One of the male members of Planetary mistake this 60's Batman for a transvestite hooker.

Stuffed with adult material (I'm still disgusted by the visual of an alien insect gangbang), crackling dialogue, and drool-worthy art of one of the sexiest characters in all of comics, Jakita Wagner, this is an acerbic and AWESOME addition to the pantheon of Batman team-ups. Grade: A+ (but still... like $15 too expensive)
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Format: Hardcover
Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's modern day classic Planetary is known as one of the best ongoing and original series' in a long time, which is no secret. What happens however when the Planetary crew cross paths with Batman in Gotham City however? Well, here we are. Batman/Planetary isn't quite a team-up book, but rather an examination of the different universal eras of Batman, which our friends in Planetary discover as they make a trek to Gotham City on a mission. There's little more to the story than that, but it doesn't stop the story from being a blast to read. Between Ellis' snappy, witty dialogue and Cassaday's brilliant artwork, this is a real winner. Even though the story itself is quite short, Batman/Planetary is still a more than worthwhile trip, as long as you don't pay the full cover price that is.
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