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Planetary by Warren Ellis
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Jul 17, 12

bookshelves: own, 2012
Read from July 07 to 17, 2012

In a series that explores the multiverse in all its complexity, it's only natural to send Planetary into other comic book universes. In the first story, Planetary teams up with the Authority to save the world, and because I have no experience with the Authority at all, I didn't really know who was who, but that didn't really make the story hard to follow. This is the weakest story, as the team-up isn't really a team-up (there's hardly any actual character interaction), but it does have a nice ending. The second story, a Justice League of America crossover, takes a different tack, making Planetary the villains and following alternate versions of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as they try to take them down. This story is particularly interesting because the series has already played with reinterpretations of iconic characters. The third story is the obvious highlight, as Planetary faces different versions of Batman, a superhero they have no knowledge of at all, since he doesn't exist in their world. It's cool to see Ellis and Cassaday (another reason this is the best story is that it's got Cassaday on pencils) pay homage to the Batman of different eras. Crossing Worlds is certainly not essential as far as I can tell, but it's a neat diversion.
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