Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Comics Day

Green Lantern Corps

I had completely forgotten that the "final" issue of Planetary was forthcoming. For a while I was convinced that the previous issue was the last. But it is good to see the whole crew back again, it is a very enjoyable book. Getting this final story so long afterwards is the impetus for going back and re-reading the series, almost as if that was the general plan for followers. At under 30 issues, that's not too much of a task. While Planetary evolved in to an arching saga to determine the identity of Elijah Snow, some of its most memorable stories are the one shots that riff on comics and sci-fi mainstays. Many other books have done this, but there is something about the combination of Ellis, Cassaday, and Depuy that brought it together just so. Hard to believe this strange little trip started over 10 years ago, and a bit more so for me realizing I was there. One of the highlights of being around the WildStorm office was the constant stream of art that came in, and it was always a special treat when Layman would bounce over to his desk with one of his intermittent bouts of glee, "Have you seen the new Planetary cover?"

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