Re: OT: Comic books.....
Posted by: Rocketdog ()
Date: November 16, 2009 04:50PM

One word for ya...PLANETARY.

This was a Wildstorm series that was written by Warren Ellis and drawn by John Cassaday. It started in 1999, but actually just finished it's much delayed ending run with issue # 27 last month. You should be able to get most of the series in Trade paperbacks. A well crafted tale that was an homage to the best of classic Sci-fi, horror, fiction, superheroes, pulp novels, Japanese Monster movies...etc., that is just plain brilliant. If you liked Watchmen, then you should dig this.

Without giving too much away, here's a brief synopses of the series...

"Planetary is an organization billing themselves as "Archaeologists of the Impossible", tracking down the world's secret history. Funded by the mysterious Fourth Man, who it is said could be anyone from Bill Gates to Adolf Hitler, the field team consists of three superhumans: Jakita Wagner, who is strong, fast and nearly invulnerable; The Drummer, who can detect and manipulate nearby information streams, most commonly used to manipulate computers and other electronics; the new recruit Elijah Snow, who can extract heat from nearby substances at will, freezing them; and the former third man Ambrose Chase, who has a "selective physics-distortion field".

Planetary's field team travels the world investigating strange phenomena: monsters and other beings, unusual relics, other superhumans, and powerful secrets which certain individuals are trying to keep hidden from the rest of the world. Their purpose in doing this is partly curiosity, and partly to use what they learn for the betterment of mankind. There are, however, groups who oppose their goals, and the organization has a substantial history which is gradually revealed during the series."

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