May 3, 2007


I've finally gotten my hands on the "latest" issues of Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. This comic has had some of the best writing and art of any superhero comic of the last ten years. The only drawback is that it can get a little wordy with psuedo-scientific mumbo jumbo. Well, that and it's been really slow in getting new issues. Since 1998, there have been 26 comics total. There series ends at #27 and I'm hoping that the last one will come out any year now.

The story follows a superhuman team of archaeologists who investigate and document the strange and secret happenings of the world. Sometimes, that means looking into alien invasions and sometimes it means traveling to monster island. I'm don't want to describe it in any more detail than that because it's the kind of the thing you'll want to read without too much prior knowledge. I will say that the whole series is masterfully constructed.

And the art is absolutely fantastic. Check it out.

(Picture via Planetary issue #4 by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, color by Laura Martin)

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