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Absolute Planetary Book Two (Planetary #3-4)

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Collects issues 13-27 of the original series as well as 14 pages of additional content.

As the series hurtles towards its conclusion, Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plan to stop The Four, makes a startling revelation about his past, and uncovers information on the world's first moon shot ... in 1851! Will Snow be able to draw the last of the Four out of hidi
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Hardcover, Absolute, 384 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by WildStorm (first published November 9th 2007)
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Du4
Aug 21, 2010 Du4 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A lot of the magic from the first act of PLANETARY is lost as Ellis changes the narrative to the conflict between The Four and Snow. That's not to say that there aren't great "historical fiction" stories that are as good as the ones from the prior volume. Snow's adventure in tracking down Sherlock Holmes is just one of those. Ellis manages to continue his genre commentary even as he pushes the main narrative forward, having a laugh with the Lone Ranger and westerns even.

As the main narrative pus
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Ingame149
Feb 21, 2013 Ingame149 rated it it was amazing
Planetary Vol. 1-4 written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by John Cassaday

Ever since Allan Moore and Frank Miller re-suited up superheroes with Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, comics and writers have been playing catch up. Some have done this well, but most have either drown in their basically soap opera ways or strangled themselves with the reality Moore and Miller brought. Not too many comics have matched what they did in the 80’s but Planetary is one of those comics that built somethin
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Raúl
Mar 28, 2013 Raúl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impresionante. Magnífico. Una pasada cómo engancha este cómic y cómo se supera número a número. Eso sí, deja con la sensación de haber dejado algún pequeño cabo suelto, pero aún así, con lo disfrutable que es, se perdona.
Uno de los mejores cómics americanos que haya leído, junto a The Authority o Rising Stars.
***Dave Hill
Jul 12, 2016 ***Dave Hill rated it it was amazing
Shelves: illustrated
Ellis and Cassaday conclude their amazing "archaeology of the weird" meta-mystery, continuing to mine comics and movies and pulp fiction tropes to astonishing effect, all the while framing it in an engaging struggle against a conspiracy of greed and hubris. Triffic work.
Gerardo
Jul 31, 2015 Gerardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wildstorm
Commento qui per entrambi i volumi, così da dare un giudizio complessivo della serie.

Per quanto riguarda l'edizione, il grosso formato valorizza i disegni stupendi a scapito della comodità di lettura.

Come da buona tradizione WildStorm, Ellis cerca di creare un mondo supereroistico 'grigio' dove anche i buoni fanno uso della violenza e della tortura. Il fine, sostanzialmente, giustifica i mezzi. Ciononostante, non è un fumetto che cede alla violenza gratuita: quando c'è ha sempre un senso.

In p
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Hayden
May 27, 2013 Hayden rated it it was amazing
This second half of the Planetary series becomes more purposeful than the first half. Where the first half journeyed through a landscape of the fantastic world (running in with versions of popular pulp and comic heroes, for example), the second half focuses on why they do those things. Some of the fun of the first half is traded in for a serious, deliberate motive of taking down the Four (an egotistical version of the Fantastic Four).
What it still carries in it, however, is a love of comic book
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Feather Mista
Feb 01, 2011 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Feather by: Todo
El tomo 1 prometía un final apoteósico, y la verdad que lo consigue, contando el relajado epílogo y todo. Quizás sentí que le faltó un poco de batallas desaforadas, pero eso es más un problema mío, que estoy acostumbrado a que todo se resuelva a las piñas (en ficción, claro) en vez de con la cabeza. Pero eso de ningún modo es un defecto, sino otro motivo para sacarse el sombrero frente a Ellis. Y a Cassaday. Y a de Martin. Y a Riera, que sus traducciones siguen siendo bastante buenas, pese a los ...more
Weylin
May 17, 2012 Weylin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Enjoyed this as much or maybe even more than the first half of the series. At first I was a little hesitant when they shifted from cool-story of the month to longer deeper story lines. However, the payoff was worth it. Have a few quibbles about some of the resoultions, but they are minor.

Trying to avoid spoliers, but when The Drummer (that's right, the character'a name is: first name-The, second name-Drummer) talked about what it is that Elijah Snow does, I had a lump in my throat. It was great
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Francis
May 01, 2014 Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un final de lujo.
Nuestros protagonistas han descubierto su procedencia. Ahora Elijah puede controlar la situación y ayudar a Jakita y a Drums a llegar al final.
Sólo por la cantidad de personajes conocidos que aparecen y cómo se entrelazan sus realidades con los de Planetary merece la pena (Sherlock Holmes, Tarzán, el Llanero Solitario...).
No voy a aportar muchos mas datos pero creedme no dejéis escapar esta obra de arte.
Kurt Rocourt
May 28, 2012 Kurt Rocourt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: dc-tpb
For the person who wants great storytelling, good art, and compelling characters Planetary is the one for you. With some stories the story ends and you forget many of the characters. In Planetary the characters are memorable because their familiar yet unique. It is high minded without being overbearing. For a fan of Watchmen or 1602 I recommend Planetary in any format.
Will Cooper
Jul 11, 2011 Will Cooper rated it it was amazing
Absolutely in my top five comics. Planetary essentially fights an unbeatable Fantastic Four and it's tremendous. I felt a sense of urgency for Planetary throughout the whole book and I loved every minute of it.
Bradley
May 23, 2012 Bradley rated it it was amazing
The only Absolute that I needed to own (along with Book 1) because Planetary is my personal favorite and what I do consider the best limited series in comics ever. Warren Ellis truly is my "can do no wrong" writer.
Matt
Feb 04, 2013 Matt rated it it was amazing
Warren Ellis flawlessly concludes this epic story and somehow doesn't botch the ending. The payoff is glorious, and I can't wait to reread it all again! It's also a treat to see the evolution of John Cassaday's art go from great to outstanding.
Dan
Aug 23, 2010 Dan rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2010
Glad to finally get to finish this series, and glad it wasn't a let down. It really did feel like Ellis had the entire thing charted out from the get-go over ten years ago, it's just that it took ten years for all 27 issues to come out!
Ryan Scicluna
May 12, 2013 Ryan Scicluna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, digital-copy
The best part of the Planetary story. One of the best narratives in comics.
Bob Parks
Oct 23, 2010 Bob Parks rated it it was amazing
Warren Ellis has a great love of comics and pulp stories and Planetary shows that. It's a strange world. Let's keep it that way.
Curtis Schofield
Aug 29, 2010 Curtis Schofield rated it it was amazing
The awesome continuation in the golden work of absolute planetary.
Richard
Jan 20, 2012 Richard rated it really liked it
The last issue seems more for the benefit of the creators than the readers, but honestly, another issue of the Cassaday/Martin team is worth reading what is essentially a victory lap.
Adam
Dec 29, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing
If ever a comic deserved the A4 glossy hardback treatment, this is the one. It's just glorious.
Adam
Sep 24, 2010 Adam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic
I don't think I understood 100% of it, but the stuff I did understand was awesome. The first volume had an issue or 2 that I thought was out of place, but not this volume. Every issue was a home run.
Mark
Jul 23, 2010 Mark rated it really liked it
While I think the series loses steam, it's wonderful to have the whole story in one oversized collection. It's the kind of thing I'll re-read often.
James Aldridge
May 26, 2013 James Aldridge rated it it was amazing
superb
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry ...more
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Planetary (5 books)
  • Planetary, Volume 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
  • Planetary, Volume 2: The Fourth Man
  • Planetary, Volume 3: Leaving the 20th Century
  • Planetary, Volume 4: Spacetime Archaeology
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