History ComicBook / Planetary

27th Jul '17 12:27:02 AM Tuomas
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* WhamEpisode: Issue #12. Elijah Snow's amnesia has finally been cured, and we find out that [[spoiler: he founded Planetary]], that [[spoiler:he himself]] is the Fourth Man, and that [[spoiler:it was the Four who put those memory blocks in his head]]. And now he's gonna take them down!

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* WhamEpisode: Issue #12. Elijah Snow's amnesia has Snow is finally been cured, [[spoiler:cured of his amnesia]], and we find out that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he founded Planetary]], that [[spoiler:he himself]] is the Fourth Man, and that [[spoiler:it was the Four who put those memory blocks in his head]]. And now he's gonna take them down!down!
* WhamLine: "And the Fourth Man, the Fourth Man... [[spoiler:I'm the Fourth Man.]]"
27th Jul '17 12:09:55 AM Tuomas
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* AuthorFilibuster: "To Be In England, In The Summertime" is an issue-long satirical rant on how the so-called "British invasion" of comic book writers (Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Jamie Delano, Peter Milligan, etc.) changed the landscape of American mainstream comics in the late 1980s and 1990s. It may also count as SelfDeprecation, since Warren Ellis himself is also a British writer who started doing American comics in the '90s.

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* AuthorFilibuster: "To Be In England, In The Summertime" is an issue-long satirical rant on how the so-called "British invasion" of comic book writers (Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Jamie Delano, Peter Milligan, etc.) changed the landscape of American mainstream comics in the late 1980s and 1990s. It may also count as SelfDeprecation, since Warren Ellis himself is also a British writer Briton who started doing writing American comics in the '90s.
27th Jul '17 12:08:43 AM Tuomas
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* AuthorFilibuster: "To Be In England, In The Summertime" is an issue-long satirical rant on how the so-called "British invasion" of comic book writers (Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Jamie Delano, Peter Milligan, etc.) changed the landscape of American mainstream comics in the late 1980s and 1990s. It may also count as SelfDeprecation, since Warren Ellis himself is also a British writer who started doing American comics in the '90s.



** Even Deconstructions are deconstructed; the widescale DarkerAndEdgier trend in superhero comics in the 1980s and 1990s is deconstructed with the appearance of a former [[TheCape Cape]] who, having apparently suffered one of these during that period and angrily blaming the [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] {{Expy}} for it for whatever reason, angrily rants that he didn't want or need such a deconstruction just for the hell of it and liked his former, more innocent life perfectly fine, thank you very much.

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** Even Deconstructions are deconstructed; the widescale DarkerAndEdgier trend in superhero comics in the 1980s and 1990s is deconstructed with the appearance of a former [[TheCape Cape]] who, having apparently suffered one of these during that period and angrily blaming the [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] {{Expy}} for it for whatever reason, it, angrily rants that he didn't want or need such a deconstruction just for the hell of it and liked his former, more innocent life perfectly fine, thank you very much.[[note]]The John Constantine expy is used as as a stand-in for Constantine's creator Creator/AlanMoore and the other "British invasion" writers, who played a major role in the deconstruction of American supehero comics in the '80s and '90s.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '17 8:52:23 AM moloch
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ComicBook series written by Creator/WarrenEllis. The series revolves around a trio of "mystery archaeologists" tasked to expose the secret history of the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic book universe and protect these secrets from a quartet known as "The Four" who seek to horde the secrets for their own selfish desires.

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ComicBook series written by Creator/WarrenEllis. The series revolves around a trio of "mystery archaeologists" tasked to expose the secret history of the Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic book universe and protect these secrets from a quartet known as "The Four" who seek to horde hoard the secrets for their own selfish desires.
13th May '17 10:37:27 AM nombretomado
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* BadassCrew: Though Planetary and the Four definitely have their badass moments, the ''real'' standout is the Secret Society, a team of adventurers who were almost entirely killed in the line of duty in 1945. The team's roster is essentially an all-star lineup of early 20th century TwoFistedTales, including obvious {{Captain Ersatz}}es of Franchise/DocSavage, Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/FuManchu, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, Operator 5, G-8 and Literature/TomSwift.

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* BadassCrew: Though Planetary and the Four definitely have their badass moments, the ''real'' standout is the Secret Society, a team of adventurers who were almost entirely killed in the line of duty in 1945. The team's roster is essentially an all-star lineup of early 20th century TwoFistedTales, including obvious {{Captain Ersatz}}es of Franchise/DocSavage, Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/FuManchu, Literature/FuManchu, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, Operator 5, G-8 and Literature/TomSwift.



** Even many minor and background characters fall into this. For example, Axel Brass is Franchise/DocSavage (AKA "The Man of Bronze"), the Dead Ranger is Franchise/TheLoneRanger, Hark is Franchise/FuManchu, Lord Blackstock is Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, the caped man in the Vertigo homage is Comicbook/{{Miracleman}}, and the Bride is [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Madame Hydra/the Viper]].

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** Even many minor and background characters fall into this. For example, Axel Brass is Franchise/DocSavage (AKA "The Man of Bronze"), the Dead Ranger is Franchise/TheLoneRanger, Hark is Franchise/FuManchu, Literature/FuManchu, Lord Blackstock is Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, the caped man in the Vertigo homage is Comicbook/{{Miracleman}}, and the Bride is [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Madame Hydra/the Viper]].
11th Apr '17 12:48:11 PM SorPepita
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* The Four: A quartet of super-powered ex-astronauts who who bore a [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent disconcerting resemblance]] to a certain [[Comicbook/FantasticFour family of superheroes]]. They oppose the Planetary trio, as part of a conspiracy to to keep the various wonders and marvels of the universe hidden from the population, in order to protect the Earth from alien forces would destroy Earth in order to gain control over them.

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* The Four: A quartet of super-powered ex-astronauts who who bore a [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent disconcerting resemblance]] to a certain [[Comicbook/FantasticFour family of superheroes]]. They oppose the Planetary trio, as part of a conspiracy to to keep the various wonders and marvels of the universe hidden from the population, in order to protect the Earth from alien forces who would destroy Earth in order to gain control over them.
8th Jan '17 1:06:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: In an odd double way. Jakita's ex-lover Jack Carter is a blatantly obvious (London-based, blonde-haired, trenchcoat-wearing magician) one of [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine.]] Then at the end of that story, he's shaved his head, changed his trenchcoat for a black jacket, and gotten tattoos reminiscent of [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]]. (Though he was originally meant to be [[Comicbook/TheInvisibles King Mob.]])

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* {{Expy}}: In an odd double way. Jakita's ex-lover Jack Carter is a blatantly obvious (London-based, blonde-haired, trenchcoat-wearing magician) one of [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine.]] Then at the end of that story, he's shaved his head, changed his trenchcoat for a black jacket, and gotten tattoos reminiscent of [[{{Transmetropolitan}} [[ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]]. (Though he was originally meant to be [[Comicbook/TheInvisibles King Mob.]])
8th Dec '16 6:29:13 PM PaulA
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* GilliganCut: In ''Night on Earth'', after he sees what the issue's antagonist is capable of, the Drummer announces that this time he's going to stay in the base where it's safe. Turn the page, and the next panel is him out in the field with Jakita and Elijah, complaining loudly.

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* GilliganCut: In ''Night on Earth'', after he sees what the issue's antagonist is capable of, the The Drummer announces that this time he's going to stay in the base where it's safe. Turn the page, and the next panel is him out in the field with Jakita and Elijah, complaining loudly.



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Drummer. "First name ''The'', second name ''Drummer''."



* SuperCellReception: The Drummer receives a cell call while on the Authority's spaceship/headquarters - located ''outside of the universe!''. Possibly justified in that the Drummer's superpower is control over information and information transmission.

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* SuperCellReception: The Drummer receives a cell call while on the Authority's spaceship/headquarters - located ''outside of the universe!''. Possibly justified in that the The Drummer's superpower is control over information and information transmission.



* YourHeadAsplode: In the flashback to the Drummer's childhood, [[spoiler:the children in the bomb collars all suffer this fate except the Drummer-to-be, who is saved at the last moment by Jakita]].

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* YourHeadAsplode: In the flashback to the The Drummer's childhood, [[spoiler:the children in the bomb collars all suffer this fate except the The Drummer-to-be, who is saved at the last moment by Jakita]].
8th Dec '16 1:23:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadassCrew: Though Planetary and the Four definitely have their {{badass}} moments, the ''real'' standout is the Secret Society, a team of adventurers who were almost entirely killed in the line of duty in 1945. The team's roster is essentially an all-star lineup of early 20th century TwoFistedTales, including obvious {{Captain Ersatz}}es of Franchise/DocSavage, Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/FuManchu, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, Operator 5, G-8 and Literature/TomSwift.

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* BadassCrew: Though Planetary and the Four definitely have their {{badass}} badass moments, the ''real'' standout is the Secret Society, a team of adventurers who were almost entirely killed in the line of duty in 1945. The team's roster is essentially an all-star lineup of early 20th century TwoFistedTales, including obvious {{Captain Ersatz}}es of Franchise/DocSavage, Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, Franchise/FuManchu, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, Operator 5, G-8 and Literature/TomSwift.
25th Nov '16 9:32:46 PM MelancholicMonkey
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* GoodIsNotSoft: The protagonists of the series, particularly Elijah Snow and Jakita Wagner, are genuinely decent people with good intentions and solid morals. However, they have few qualms about beating the crap out of their enemies. [[spoiler: Snow is even willing to resort to torturing William Leather in order to stop the Four]].
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