History Comicbook / Planetary

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]].
27th Oct '16 3:20:06 AM morenohijazo
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* JumpedAtTheCall: Jakita Wagner


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* JumpedAtTheCall: Jakita Wagner.
25th Oct '16 11:43:31 PM PaulA
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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Averted. The inhabitants of Science City Zero typically (and horribly) avert this, usually dying of it. Suskind herself has this problem, too, as turning invisible also blinds her.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Averted. Averted.
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The inhabitants of Science City Zero typically (and horribly) avert this, usually dying of it. it.
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Suskind herself has this problem, too, as turning invisible also blinds her.
25th Oct '16 6:40:41 PM ThallianGold
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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Averted. The inhabitants of Science City Zero typically (and horribly) avert this, usually dying of it. Suskind herself has this problem, too, as turning invisible also blinds her.
25th Oct '16 6:37:56 PM ThallianGold
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*** The Fourth Man is also an inversion of DoctorDoom. The source of his problems really is his Reed Richards nemesis, but the Fourth Man isn't really obsessed with his foe -- Dowling is an obstacle to be overcome, and once removed from the picture, the Fourth Man barely acknowledges his victory before returning to his real agenda. The Fourth Man is also a ThirdPersonPerson; much as Doom refers to himself, the Fourth Man usually discusses himself as "the Fourth Man" rather than in the first person. [[spoiler: Because Elijah spends most of this time unaware that it's him.]]



*** The Fourth Man is also an inversion of DoctorDoom. The source of his problems really is his Reed Richards nemesis, but the Fourth Man isn't really obsessed with his foe -- Dowling is an obstacle to be overcome, and once removed from the picture, the Fourth Man barely acknowledges his victory before returning to his real agenda. The Fourth Man is also a ThirdPersonPerson; much as Doom refers to himself, the Fourth Man usually discusses himself as "the Fourth Man" rather than in the first person. [[spoiler: Because Elijah spends most of this time unaware that it's him.]]


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* UnskilledButStrong: William Leather relies on his raw power to deal with any problems, but he's so used to this being enough that he doesn't stop to think about any other options. It's what gets him pushed to the periphery of the Four.
* WellDoneSonGuy: William Leather has serious daddy issues.
25th Oct '16 6:30:34 PM ThallianGold
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*** The Fourth Man is also an inversion of DoctorDoom. The source of his problems really is his Reed Richards nemesis, but the Fourth Man isn't really obsessed with his foe -- Dowling is an obstacle to be overcome, and once removed from the picture, the Fourth Man barely acknowledges his victory before returning to his real agenda. The Fourth Man is also a ThirdPersonPerson; much as Doom refers to himself, the Fourth Man usually discusses himself as "the Fourth Man" rather than in the first person. [[spoiler: Because Elijah spends most of this time unaware that it's him.]]


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* PhraseCatcher: Drums, [[OnceAnEpisode once an issue,]] has someone ask him, "What's the word?" He then delivers a one-word summary of the mission at hand.
17th Oct '16 5:06:43 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: In ''Night on Earth'', after meeting Creator/AdamWest Series/{{Batman}} and FrankMiller [[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns Batman]], Jakita says she likes the former more than the latter.

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