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Product Details

  • 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: 11 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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A must read for any Batman fan who, like me, is intrigued by the character under the cowl.
Marc Vidito
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.
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Ostensibly an excuse for Planetary to meet various versions of the Batman, the book is nonetheless as absolute delight.
Garrett Wroblewski

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Wagner 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noel 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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By Paris on February 20, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Apart from having very few pages (thought that the actual comic would be bigger), the deluxe edition of Planetary/Batman is just what I hoped it would be. Great paper quality, nice colors and for those favorable of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, this book is a must have.
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