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Planetary Our world has a strange and strangely suppressed history, of gods and monsters, pulp heroes and interstellar villains. Now that secret history is...PlanetaryFiction, Comic Books/Graphic Novels Our world has a strange and strangely suppressed history, of gods and monsters, pulp heroes and interstellar villains. Now that secret history is...2000-03-24Wildstorm
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Planetary

Genre: Fiction, Comic Books/Graphic Novels; Author: John Cassaday, Warren Ellis; Publisher: Wildstorm

Our world has a strange and strangely suppressed history, of gods and monsters, pulp heroes and interstellar villains. Now that secret history is being brought to light in Planetary by a trio of kick-ass archaeologists, with superpowers and awful secrets of their own. Warren Ellis (a 1999 EW It Lister for Transmetropolitan) lets his mythic mystery unspool slowly, with individual stories encoded with sharp genre satire and a transcendent, prescient Big Point: Strip the nostalgic goo off the 20th century, folks, it’s time for some sober reassessment. Kudos, too, for John Cassaday’s crisp, cinematic layouts and irresistible covers. Call it The X-Files in tights — but also call Planetary provocative, eminently addictive, and top of its class. A