- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: WildStorm; Slp edition (July 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401203272
- ISBN-13: 978-1401203276
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.4 x 15.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Absolute Planetary Book One Hardcover – July 13, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
This edition collects issues 1 -12 in a gorgeous oversided hardcover edition.
Since these are the first issues of Planetary, this is a perfect place for newbies to start reading the series.
The series features an eclectic mix of superhero, archeology, secret histories,
ghost stories and good old fashioned mystery.
Each story fits beautifully into main story arc of the series.
The art by Cassaday is incredible and this edition's 12" x 8" glossy paper really brings that out.
You have a monster island where ostensibly Godzilla came from. You have a story about a certain Man Of Bronze. You have quantum computers, vampires and Lord Greystoke(?)! But my favorite story is the Hong Kong actioner starring a vengeful cop's ghost. Some fantastic art that evokes all of the action from a John Woo film. To give you an idea how worthwhile these Absolute editions are I went back and bought the comic that this story was in originally and it didn't have near the scope of the oversize pages. And no ads breaking up the flow!
The stories are so different from each other that you wonder where it's all heading and I had to wait until the Absolute Planetary Volume Two was published to find out. (I knew it was coming so I just waited for it)
It's well worth what I paid for it and it even went into a second printing when Volume Two was released. However it looks like the second printing is now out of print too. Which is a shame. Hopefully these will come back in a one volume omnibus edition for new readers.
Upon reading the Planetary series I was blown away. It is easily my favorite comic series combining everything that I have come to love about story telling and adventure. Much to my dismay when originally searching for Volume One it was completely sold out and going for upwards of $300. My friend owned a copy that I just envied and when this collection was finally available again I made sure to pre order my copy.
Beautifully put together with large gorgeous pages of art this collection is a must for any fan of the series and would doubtlessly be enjoyed by anyone who is into comics.
I would give this a million stars if I could.
The copy I bought was slightly used, but still in great shape. I highly recomend this to anyone who is a comic-book fan. You will not be dissapointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book having heard good things, but being otherwise unfamiliar with the title. And now... WOW. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Moore
I absolutely love the Planetary series, one of my favorites and it looks great in this edition. Would definitely recommend to comic book fans.Published on March 7, 2013 by Christopher Sylvis
There's nothing new that can be said about this series.
Masterpiece of a story from beginning to end.
Tight, beautiful scripts. Read more
the book is gorgeous.
you get a slipcase, dust jacket and a great hardcover with thick glossy paper.
unfortunately it is not as big as Amazon info says. Read more
Great book, yes. Great writer, no question. Great artist, without a doubt.
A must have for any Planetary fan but lets get real here, is there anyone out there who is... Read more