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
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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
just read the damn book already. if Amazon didn't require a twenty word minimum then best comic ever is all I would write because it's all I need to say.Published 8 months ago by jared stewart
This serious will delight the student of classic super hero and adventure comic books, old japanese B movies, hong kong detective and ghost stories, etc. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is in my top 10 favorite graphic novel series of all time. Hard to go wrong with an Ellis work.Published 13 months ago by Patrick A. Villano
Picked this up volume after perusing information about it on the Internets that got my spider-sense tingling. Good ol' spider-sense.
What do we have here? Pulp heroes. Read more
Not the best representation of a Warren Ellis story but definitely not his worst. I am not dissapointed in the story.Published 17 months ago by T.J.
I enjoyed the read and its references to the pulp heroes of the 30's. Very nice artwork also. Reasonable price. Just readable on my kindle fire.Published 18 months ago by Mitchell Bednarek
The story of the planetary organisation and its actions to keep the world safe (or strange!), is a journey through the unique imagination of Warren Ellis and the sublime art of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paris
This was a comic I had always heard great things about but never had a chance to purchase. I bought this on a sale that was going on in the kindle bookstore and it was a fantastic... Read morePublished 19 months ago by bobula13