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Planetary, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
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Mar 28, 09

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Read in March, 2009

I'm finding myself sadly deficient on some of these latter-day "classics" I keep recommending to others but haven't read myself. So in an effort to feel less hypocritical, I'm diving in.

The idea behind this series is solid and Cassaday's art is amazing as always. The done-in-one format is perfect for the anything-goes way the plot is structured. But Ellis crams in too much information for a self-contained issue to feel very fulfilling. There is so much exposition and so many big ideas crammed into each story, the characters aren't given the room to act.

I'm not really a fan of any Wildstorm stuff, so seeing a member of The Authority pop up so early in the run was a bit of a turn-off. But I plan to keep reading. There is enough here I enjoyed and I imagine it'll only get stranger and more compelling the further I go.
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