A Slice of Fried Gold

Happy Planetary Day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's finally happening.

We are finally getting the last issue of Planetary! Woo!!

For those that don't know, Planetary is a comic book series by creators extraordinaire Warren Ellis (aka the best writer in the business) and John Cassaday (aka the best artist in the business), and unsurprisingly given the pedigree this series is one of the best 5 or 10 I've ever read. It's about a trio of "archaeologists of the impossible" who go around tracking down the world's secret history but ultimately was about taking out "the Four", their opposite number except, you know...totally evil.

The first time I read anything from this series was 1998 in the back of an issue of Gen13 and now, over 10 years after the first actual issue was released, we are finally receiving the 27th and last issue of the series. It's been a long (LONG) and wild ride Ellis and Cassaday have taken us on, but entirely worth the wait. Well, correction: I'll let you know if it was worth the wait around 5 pm Alaska Standard Time. That's when I pick it up and read it at near Olympian speeds. Cannot wait, after waiting for 3 (THREE!) years between issues. It's going to be epic.


Troy Olson said...

Wow, I entirely forgot that the last issue never came out. The last issue that DID come out ended the 4 storyline, correct? So this issue is just an epilogue?

David Harper said...

Yeah, the last issue ended the storyline with the 4. This is about them trying to save Ambrose Chase and thus making everything right in the world. Plus, it's more Planetary. Come on now. It's the grand finale!

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