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A modern day masterpiece showing the secrets of the World,
This review is from: Planetary : All Over the World and Other Stories (Paperback)
Quite frankly this is one of the best comics in recent years. It deals with an organisation called Planetary - "Three people who walk the world in search of strangeness and Wonders". They are mystery archeologists searching the World's secret history. On it's most basic level it takes the comic book archetypes and twists them on their head. Warren Ellis pays homage to great characters such as Doc Savage, Capt Marvel and the like, but comes to them with a fresh perspective and weaves them seamlessly into a tale of a Conspiracy beyond all others. They are brought to life by the gorgeous art of John Cassady. In this first collection we are introduced to Godzilla like creatures, the ghost of a Hong Kong cop, Strange crafts from other dimensions and of course the Planetary trio. They consist of Elijah Snow (a 100 year old man with gaps in his memory), Jakita Wagner (an attractive super woman always in search of adventure) and The Drummer (a lunatic who talks to machines). They are funded by the mysterious Fourth Man. If you like adventure, intrigue, mysteries, conspiracies, giant monsters and cranky old men then buy this collection which brings some wonder back into the world.