History Comicbook / Planetary

3rd Feb '18 4:40:27 PM moloch
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*** Lord Blackstock is Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, AKA "Lord Greystoke." Notably, [[spoiler:he's Jakita's father, begat on the high priestess of a HiddenElfVillage in DarkestAfrica]].

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*** Kevin Sack, Lord Blackstock is Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, AKA "Lord Greystoke." Greystoke", with a little of Marvel's Kevin "Ka-Zar" Plunder added ([[IncrediblyLamePun Sack = Plunder]], after all). Notably, [[spoiler:he's Jakita's father, begat on the high priestess of a HiddenElfVillage in DarkestAfrica]].
19th Jan '18 11:54:12 AM renenarciso2
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In addition to the main series, there were three crossover one-shots: ''Planetary[=/=]ComicBook/TheAuthority: Ruling the World'' (2000), ''Planetary[=/=][[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]: Terra Occulta'' (2002), and ''Planetary[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}: Night on Earth''. (Alternate universes were involved for the two Franchise/DCUniverse crossovers.)

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In addition to the main series, there were three crossover one-shots: ''Planetary[=/=]ComicBook/TheAuthority: Ruling the World'' (2000), ''Planetary[=/=][[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]: Terra Occulta'' (2002), and ''Planetary[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}: Night on Earth''.Earth'' (2003). (Alternate universes were involved for the two Franchise/DCUniverse crossovers.)
19th Jan '18 11:52:48 AM renenarciso2
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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.

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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.
15th Dec '17 7:28:42 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationalWimp: Superman in an Elseworlds story where Planetary is the quartet of evil overlords is killed by being BlownOutTheAirlock on the dark side of the Moon.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Superman in an Elseworlds story where Planetary is the quartet of evil overlords is [[spoiler:is killed by being BlownOutTheAirlock on the dark side of the Moon.Moon]].



* TakeThat: In ''Night on Earth'', after meeting Creator/AdamWest Series/{{Batman}} and Creator/FrankMiller [[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns Batman]], Jakita says she likes the former more than the latter.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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In ''Night on Earth'', after meeting Creator/AdamWest Series/{{Batman}} and Creator/FrankMiller [[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns Batman]], Jakita says she likes the former more than the latter.
15th Dec '17 7:02:44 PM BeastC
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** On a similar note, the final version of Batman Planetary encounters makes a speech about how John Black can make the world "make sense" by showing people they're not alone and give them the safety they need. The exact opposite of the DKR version's "make the world make sense by forcing it to" mindset.
11th Oct '17 3:41:47 PM Dvandemon
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* AdaptationalWimp: Superman in an Elseworlds story where Planetary is the quartet of evil overlords is killed by being BlownOutTheAirlock on the dark side of the Moon.


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* EvilCounterpart: Planetary to The Four, evident in their respective derivations from the Fantastic Four. Illustrated best by an Elseworlds story where Planetary are the worlds dominating cabal, only [{{Foil}} they control the world by granting advanced technology]], not withholding it.


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* ReactionlessDrive: Planetary has access to a spaceship that generates thrust by rewriting local spacetime so that it has it. The Drummer sees it as it eating and excreting information, and is stunned.


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* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: The bracelets of the Wonder Woman expy can generate glowing copies of any weapon she can imagine.


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* TimeCrash: Worst case scenario of using the Four's time machine. It can only travel back up to the moment of its activation, meaning if you want to check out history, that's pretty much the only meaningful place to go. If any point of the future can only travel to one spit in the past, then not does normally variable future collapse into predestined events, but those events are paradoxically erased before they can happen. They use the time machine anyway and only nearly collapse spacetime.
4th Oct '17 2:37:58 AM Kalaong
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Elijah's first big adventure was in 1919, where he hunts down a conspiracy of 19th-century geniuses/monsters;
** "The Baron and his creature" aka Literature/{{Frankenstein}}.
** John Griffin, Literature/TheInvisibleMan.
** Literature/RoburTheConqueror.
** Literature/CarnackiTheGhostFinder.
** {{Dracula}}.
** Others included Creator/HGWells...
** ...and their leader, Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
*** Notably, once defeated, Holmes admits that their conspiracy had gone '''way''' past the MoralEventHorizon; the theories they championed - eugenics, re-education, controlled economies - would go on to create the evil empires that soaked the 20th century in blood. He's such a GracefulLoser he spends his final years teaching Elijah all his methods, in the hopes his successor would correct his mistakes.
30th Sep '17 1:53:25 PM Kalaong
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*** Literature/TheSpider is the Franchise/GreenHornet with Radio/TheShadow's "mind-clouding" abilities. He's even the son of the Dead Ranger, just as the Green Hornet was originally Franchise/TheLoneRanger's nephew. [[spoiler:One of the Four, William Leather, is in turn his son - except the Spider's wife cheated on him with a loanshark, leaving William bitter about what could have been and ripe for recruitment into Dowling's plans. For bonus points, Dowling's grandfather was the leader of the Dowling Gang, the bandits who [[DeathByOriginStory murdered the Dead Ranger's family]].]].

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*** Literature/TheSpider is the Franchise/GreenHornet with Radio/TheShadow's "mind-clouding" abilities. He's even the son of the Dead Ranger, just as the Green Hornet was originally Franchise/TheLoneRanger's nephew. [[spoiler:One of the Four, William Leather, is in turn his son - except the Spider's wife cheated on him with a loanshark, leaving William bitter about what could have been and ripe for recruitment into Dowling's plans. For bonus points, Dowling's grandfather was the leader of the Dowling Gang, the bandits who [[DeathByOriginStory murdered the Dead Ranger's family]].]]. ]]
29th Sep '17 8:52:21 PM PaulA
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*** The Human Torch is the youngest member, impulsive and brash, who throws around fire, and usually functions as the fire support for his family, strategy-wise. Elijah Snow is the oldest member of his team, is a thoughtful detective, *subtracts* heat from his environment to freeze things, and finds himself a natural leader with Jakita and Drums when he joins them..

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*** The Human Torch is the youngest member, impulsive and brash, who throws around fire, and usually functions as the fire support for his family, strategy-wise. Elijah Snow is the oldest member of his team, is a thoughtful detective, *subtracts* heat from his environment to freeze things, and finds himself a natural leader with Jakita and Drums when he joins them..them.
29th Sep '17 11:28:04 AM moloch
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst:
** Ambrose Chase, originally a member of the group, had the bad fortune to wander into a universe where HorrorTropes were laws of physics, explicitly including this one. Of course, they NeverFoundTheBody. The trope is Invoked by the villain of that issue; Chase even notes that under normal circumstances he would be unkillable.
** In the final issue, [[spoiler:the above example is subverted; it reveals he activated his time field and was perfectly preserved before dying, allowing Elijah to revive him]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst:
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BlackDudeDiesFirst: Ambrose Chase, originally a member of the group, had the bad fortune to wander into come across a universe where character who had the ability to make HorrorTropes were the laws of physics, explicitly including this one. Of course, they NeverFoundTheBody. The trope is Invoked by the villain of that issue; Chase even notes that under normal circumstances he would be unkillable.
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In the final issue, [[spoiler:the above example is subverted; it reveals it's revealed he activated his time field and was perfectly is currently preserved exactly a moment before dying, his actual death, allowing Elijah to revive save him]].
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