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Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1993 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization; revised 1st edition (April 15, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007USU8XY
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roger P. Royer on March 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is an interesting look at not only the series known as Planetary but also at the comic book genre in general. It made me think about comics in ways I never had before and pointed out many of the philosophical differences that I never saw. I now have a deeper appreciation for comics and one series in particular.

Over all I wish I could have found more issues of the comic than I did when it was running and now I think I may have to go and look for the issues I missed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Loki Carbis on December 25, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This isn't a bad selection of essays, but for a series that was all about the sense of wonder, it lacks vision. Most of the essays in this book simply advance pet theories, and few do so with any reference to anything beyond Planetary (which is doubly peculiar given how referential Planetary was). The essay regarding parallels between Planetary and The Invisibles (and the larger "conversation" between the works of Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison) is particularly odd in that it barely mentions the one issue of Planetary that was a homage to Morrison's work.

As a whole, the works in this anthology run a gamut from average to good (at best), and almost all of them are marred by either faulty or simply incomplete research (one theory advanced turns on a piece of misattributed dialogue, for example - a correct attribution would disprove the theory).

All in all, this is a book for the rarest of things, a hardcore Planetary fan who has little or no grounding in literary or media criticism. The motto of Planetary was "It's a strange world, let's keep it that way" - a motto specifically invoked by this book's title, but a promise which it utterly fails to keep.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andres Vazquez on January 5, 2013
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I bought this book, as well as Minutes to Midnight. I must say that I found them to be enjoyable reads. I felt, as though I were at a lecture on these two books. I got a better appreciation of what the books were trying to say, as well as see different perspectives on the books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Read the series, then enjoy these essays which seek to demystify all things PLANETARY! (Preferably before the movie comes out) -
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