Layers of mystery wrap Planetary: All over the World
like rice candy. Follow the enigmatic heroes Jakita Wagner, Elijah Snow, and the Drummer as they excavate the secret history of the world from its wealth of bizarre happenings. Though the characterization isn't sparklingly brilliant--the "insane" Drummer behaves more like the A-Team's Murdock than a believable madman--the stories are both broad and deep, exploring a web of conspiracies and shadowy superheroes that manipulate and "protect" our world. Clever retellings of primal comics myths are interlaced with X-Files
-esque secret government tales, and they drive the reader back and forth to collate evidence; the characters can't do all
the work. Illustrator John Cassaday mirrors Warren Ellis's script from circumspect to sublime, befitting the best successor yet to the pulp comics of the 1940s. --Rob Lightner
About the Author
WARREN ELLIS is the acclaimed writer of Transmetropolitan, The Authority and Code of Silence. His work has included memorable runs on Hellblazer and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and he's currently helping to revamp the X-Men for Marvel. JOHN CASSADAY is a relative newcomer to comics and first came to prominence on his Union Jack series for Marvel.
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