History Headscratchers / Planetary

16th Oct '15 5:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* Jakita expressing surprise that aliens have visited Earth, when at least some of those visits are public knowledge in the Wildstorm verse. WarrenEllis doesn't even have the excuse of ignorance, since he's written rather extensively in that universe.
** My personal WMG for this and the above is simply that ''{{Planetary}}'' in fact takes place in a universe which is very similar to-in-many-ways-but-not-quite the actual Wildstorm universe. It's just easier that way.

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* Jakita expressing surprise that aliens have visited Earth, when at least some of those visits are public knowledge in the Wildstorm verse. WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis doesn't even have the excuse of ignorance, since he's written rather extensively in that universe.
** My personal WMG for this and the above is simply that ''{{Planetary}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' in fact takes place in a universe which is very similar to-in-many-ways-but-not-quite the actual Wildstorm universe. It's just easier that way.
10th Oct '15 8:45:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Aside from one issue featuring the Authority and a handful of mentions of Jenny Sparks / shared concepts such as Century Babies etc., there's really not a lot that actually directly links the two (particularly in later issues), and IIRC ''Planetary'' was never really mentioned that much in ''The Authority'' or any of the other Wildstorm titles. It's not to hard to look at it as its own standalone thing; the crossover / shared concepts can just be handwaved as the book taking place in an "Earth 2" for the Wildstorm universe, or as just being quietly retconned away later in the series.

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** Aside from one issue featuring the Authority and a handful of mentions of Jenny Sparks / shared concepts such as Century Babies etc., there's really not a lot that actually directly links the two (particularly in later issues), and IIRC ''Planetary'' was never really mentioned that much in ''The Authority'' or any of the other Wildstorm titles. It's not to hard to look at it as its own standalone thing; the crossover / shared concepts can just be handwaved as the book taking place in an "Earth 2" kind of thing for the Wildstorm universe, universe (hey, if the DC universe gets one, why not Wildstorm?), or as just being quietly retconned away later in the series.
10th Oct '15 8:35:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Aside from one issue featuring the Authority and a handful of mentions of Jenny Sparks / shared concepts such as Century Babies etc., there's really not a lot that actually directly links the two (particularly in later issues), and IIRC ''Planetary'' was never really mentioned that much in ''The Authority'' or any of the other Wildstorm titles. It's not to hard to look at it as its own standalone thing; the crossover / shared concepts can just be handwaved as the book taking place in an "Earth 2" for the Wildstorm universe, or as just being quietly retconned away later in the series.
10th Mar '15 11:32:47 AM moloch
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*** One gets the impression Warren Ellis [[CanonDiscontinuity didn't care about anything he didn't write himself]], particularly since quite a lot had happened to the Authority (in real-world terms, via multiple writers) by the time he got around to wrapping up Planetary. It's hard to blame him for disregarding all that to finish his own story the way he wanted.

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*** One gets the impression Warren Ellis [[CanonDiscontinuity didn't care about anything he didn't write himself]], particularly since quite a lot had happened to the Authority (in real-world terms, via multiple writers) by the time he got around to wrapping up Planetary. It's hard to blame him for disregarding all that to finish his own story the way he wanted. Much like the earlier Image writers, Ellis really only takes what he wrote himself as canon.
10th Mar '15 11:29:54 AM moloch
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*** One gets the impression Warren Ellis [[CanonDiscontinuity didn't care about anything he didn't write himself]], particularly since quite a lot had happened to the Authority (in real-world terms, via multiple writers) by the time he got around to wrapping up Planetary. It's hard to blame him for disregarding all that to finish his own story the way he wanted.
21st Feb '15 7:48:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Dracula was also not a massive cyborg-sea-monster-dinosaur-thing. It would be easier to quickly flash-freeze something which is more-or-less human in size, build and make-up than to flash-freeze a massive prehistoric creature.
2nd Dec '14 9:59:12 PM dbsamurai
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** She didn't blink out existence, you just could no longer perceive her as a whole woman, the same way that radioactive decay results in elements becoming entirely different elements over time.
14th Oct '14 1:25:57 AM Tuomas
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*** ''Planetary'' is explicitly in the same continuity as ''The Authority'', though. These two series had a crossover one-shot, and Jenny Sparks in mentioned several times in the main series.
13th Oct '14 9:17:53 AM moloch
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** Jenny Sparks spends roughly the same amount of time that Snow spent in the desert in a drunken stupor. It's not too great a leap to assume that Randell Dowling got to her as well, thus neutralizing the last two Century babies and was bankrolling the post-"screw you America" Jacob Kreigskind in case either Snow or Sparks got back into the game to keep them busy

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** Jenny Sparks spends roughly the same amount of time that Snow spent in the desert in a drunken stupor. It's not too great a leap to assume that Randell Randall Dowling got to her as well, thus neutralizing the last two Century babies and was bankrolling the post-"screw you America" Jacob Kreigskind in case either Snow or Sparks got back into the game to keep them busy
8th Oct '14 1:48:54 AM Tuomas
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* All the other members of the Four have the same powers as their Fantastic Four counterparts, so presumably Dowling is also a RubberMan... Yet he's killed by a simple fall. Why didn't he try to use his powers to save himself?
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