Planetary: All over the World

Planetary: All over the World

by Warren Ellis


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"Provocative , eminently addictive, and top of its class."— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLYThe creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads.This graphic novel 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563896484
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Planetary Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.59(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of Transmetropolitan, Planetary, The Authority, and the writer and co-creator of the graphic novel RED, which was the basis of two major motion pictures.   He is also the author of the NYT-bestselling novels Gun Machine and Crooked Little Vein.  His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals.

His awards and recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the Eagle Awards Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.

Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

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Planetary: All over the World 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 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.
bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of comics about a trio of super-powered "mystery archeologists" who travel the world on behalf of a shadowy organization, seeking to map out "the secret history of the world." Apparently the secret history of the world is very pulp fiction-y: we've got a Japanese island full of (now-dead) monsters, a ghost cop bent on vengeance, a team of astronauts who came back from a secret journey to the moon as something not-quite-human... That sort of thing. It's a terrifically fun concept. And the artwork is excellent, the characters at least potentially interesting... And yet, it just really didn't feel very satisfying to me, mainly because the stories themselves are so very, very slight. Mostly the team shows up, sees something interesting, goes, "Hey, that was interesting!" and leaves again without ever doing much. (Author Warren Ellis is clearly aware of this flaw, too, as he has one of the characters constantly complaining about it.) So now I'm debating about whether to continue on with this series. This volume didn't leave me with a burning desire to read the rest of it, but it is only three more collections, and there are at least hints here that things might get a bit more involved, so maybe I'll give it another chance.
NoirSeanF on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A unique imaginative trek into the secret history of the world. Ellis and Cassaday create a pastiche/critique of some of the best in comics and pulp fair. Planetary being a variation of "Challengers of the Unknown".
drewandlori on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Holy crap, this book blew me away. So many great ideas in so little space.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.