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 possible cover to the Volume 4 hardcover collection Planetary Hardcover Vol. 4:
Spacetime Archaeology

Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by John Cassaday

This is it: the final, spectacular hardcover collection of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's PLANETARY. Collecting issues #19-27 of this unique series, Volume 4 features the final battles waged by Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and The Drummer against the mysterious Four along with the surprise return of a key player no one could have foreseen! It's been over a decade in the making--don't miss this unforgettable conclusion to one of WildStorm's most acclaimed series. On Sale March 4, 2010

Wildstorm Universe 224pg. Color Hardcover $24.99 US



 No cover previews... yet! Absolute PLANETARY Volumes 1 and 2
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by John Cassaday

Great news for fans of the series: the second half of the Planetary series will get the Absolute treatment, with the first half's Absolute collection being re-released at the same time!

Absolute Planetary Vol. 1, which includes issues 1-12, will be reprinted from its original 2005 form, including the same extras. The price is being raised from its original $49.95 to $75.00 US.

Absolute Planetary Vol. 2 will contain the remainder of the Planetary saga (through Issue 27). No word yet on any extras or special materials to be included in the volume. Initial word is that the price here will be $75.00 US as well. As soon as there's any additional information on either volume, or any cover art, it will be posted here.

Both volumes are scheduled to arrive in stores July 7, 2010.



Currently available at your favorite LCS...

Absolute cover Absolute Planetary Volume 1
by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Laura Martin, cover by John Cassaday

Since its debut, Planetary has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. Now, for the first time, the first 12 issues of this groundbreaking series are available in the Absolute format: a whopping oversized slip-cased collection. Witness the stunning adventures of the Archeologists of the Unknown, as they delve into the dark, secret places that most would fear to tread. As an added bonus, this collection includes the full script from Planetary #1. 320 pages.

(Note: this volume is being re-released July 7, 2010. If you see it in your LCS before then, it's a copy from the original release. As the re-release is rumored to be a $75 copy, consider purchases prior to the re-release date carefully!)



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Planetary Hardcover Vol. 1:
All Over the World & Other Stories

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, Laura (DePuy) Martin, and David Baron

The popular collection in hardcover, containing the sold-out Planetary #1-6 as well as the little-seen Planetary Preview Story. Elijah Snow is a hundred years old and trying to keep anyone from finding out. Jakita Wagner can punch out trucks and is trying to keep from dying of boredom. The man called The Drummer talks to machines and is fighting a losing battle to keep his sanity. Together, they are PLANETARY: mystery archaeologists of the late 20th century, tracking down evidence of a vast array of superhuman activity that the mainstream world never knew anything about. ALL OVER THE WORLD In these compelling stories, readers meet the mysterious team as it explores a century of secret superhuman activity, dealing with a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a hidden island of dying monsters, a spectral spirit of vengeance, and much more. Features an introduction by Alan Moore.



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Planetary Hardcover Vol. 2:
THE FOURTH MAN?

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, Laura (DePuy) Martin, and David Baron


The second hardcover collection of the hit series reprints issues #7-12. Since joining Planetary, Elijah Snow has traversed the world, uncovering its secret history and mysteries one by one. But a single nagging secret remains: Who is the mystery benefactor of Planetary, the mysterious "Fourth Man" who funds this vast global operation? In PLANETARY: THE FOURTH MAN?, Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and The Drummer pay their last respects to a British occultist with close ties to Planetary; visit a hidden government compound full of radioactive human guinea pigs; investigate a fictional construct made real; and learn about the far-reaching atrocities of the nefarious group "The Four." During the course of Planetary`s investigations, Elijah Snow pieces together clues to the Fourth Man`s identity, learning some terrible truths about his own hidden past along the way. The 144-page hardcover collection contains an introduction by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon.



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Planetary Hardcover Vol. 3:
Leaving the Twentieth Century

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Laura Martin, cover by John Cassaday

The third hardcover in the series collects Ellis and Cassaday's Planetary #13-18. Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and the Drummer are the Archaeologists of the Unknown, walking through the hidden doors that lead to our darkest secrets. 192 pages.





Hardcover 4
Planetary Hardcover Vol. 4:
Spacetime Archaeology

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Laura Martin, cover by John Cassaday

This is it: the final, spectacular hardcover collection of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's PLANETARY. Collecting issues #19-27 of this unique series, Volume 4 features the final battles waged by Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and The Drummer against the mysterious Four along with the surprise return of a key player no one could have foreseen! A been over a decade in the making, this is an unforgettable conclusion to one of WildStorm's most acclaimed series. by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Laura Martin, cover by John Cassaday

The third hardcover in the series collects Ellis and Cassaday's Planetary #13-18. Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and the Drummer are the Archaeologists of the Unknown, walking through the hidden doors that lead to our darkest secrets. 192 pages.







PLANETARY Trade Paperbacks:
All Over the World, The Fourth Man, The Planetary Reader, and Leaving the 20th Century

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, Laura (DePuy) Martin, and David Baron


The softcover collections of issues 1-6 (including the Preview issue), 7-12, 13-15, and 13-18 respectively. Tasty Planetary goodness at a lower cover price than the hardcovers!

Softcovers


 PLANETARY: CROSSING WORLDS Trade Paperback cover
PLANETARY: CROSSING WORLDS Trade Paperback

by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway, David Baron, Laura (DePuy) Martin, and Andy Lanning. Cover by John Cassaday

This volume collects all three Planetary crossover stories: Planetary/The Authority, Planetary/JLA, and Planetary/Batman. While each is a stand-alone story, they all have hidden clues and references that further enrich the ongoing series. If you never picked these up when they were issued separately, now's your chance!






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