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Monday, February 14, 2011

Recently read: "Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology" by Warren Ellis and John Cassady

Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology" by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday

Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology

The fourth and final volume graphic novel collection of Ellis' story about Elijah Snow (a "century" baby who is long lived and powerful) and his teammates, Jakita Wagner (powerful, but bored) and The Drummer (who can communicate with machines).  After three volumes of their adventures (the unknown paranormal secrets and histories of the 20th century) we get Elijah pulling back from his team, taking his "war" against Randall Dowling (mastermind of "the four") secret.  Will our heroes find a way to actually confront Dowling?  Has Elijah gone rogue?

I'm sure I don't get but a fraction of the pulp and comic references Ellis makes, and in fact I found this fourth volume to be confusing, probably because it's been so long since I read volume 3.  Cassady's art is very nice, and I probably should do a reread of the entire series.

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