Planetary Volume 1: All Over the World and Other Stories (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Planetary Volume 1: All Over the World and Other Stories (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday
     
 

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"Provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class."-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads.

This collection features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely

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"Provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class."-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads.

This collection features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters. Collecting #1-6 and the PLANETARY PREVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401236663
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Planetary
Sold by:
DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
506,437
File size:
74 MB
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Meet the Author

WARREN ELLIS is an English comic book writer perhaps best known for having one of the most unique voices in the medium, often focusing on sociocultural and political themes. The British writer began his comics career writing for 2000 AD including serials featuring Judge Dredd. His first work for DC Comics was BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT in 1996. Among his best known works are PLANETARY, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE AUTHORITY, HELLBLAZER, RED and GLOBAL FREQUENCY, all for DC Comics. He has gone on to write for many publishers and has written novels earning him the Eisner Award for Best Writer, the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Mystery, and England's Eagle Award.

JOHN CASSADAY is an American artist whose portfolio of work ranks amongst the best of his generation. Together with writer Warren Ellis, he created the award-winning PLANETARY for DC Comics. He is also known for his pencils on Marvel Comics' Astonishing X-Men, Captain America and Union Jack.

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Planetary: All over the World 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the surface, this book is the X-Files with spandex. Take a look below the surface, though, and you'll find a trip through twentieth century pop culture. The thing that makes this book stand out is that for all of it's dark plotlines and conspiracies, it never loses it's sense of wonder. The first book is structured much differently than a standard graphic novel. The stories are mostly self-contained. The Planetary don't spend much time fighting 'bad guys'. Instead, the plots rest on uncovering new wonders. Once they are discovered, they move on. This is much less the case as the series progresses beyond the first book. This series is just plain fun. John Cassaday's artwork is beautiful. You can almost follow some stories by it alone. You'd be missing out on Ellis' brilliant dialogue, though. A must read for fans of superheroes, pulp fiction, and late night monster movies.
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Uber comic scribe Warren Ellis delivers one of his best stories with Planetary, the stories of three archeologists for an organization known as Planetary. But they are not regular archeologists, they search for the earth's secret history. They uncover ghost cops in china and radioactive creatures in the pacific. Although the concept is dificult to understand and you often have to think about what you read, it's a fantstic book. It's a strange world. Lets keep it that way.