I never fully got into Warren Ellis. "Transmetropolitan" seemed uneven to me, and especially when given mature-readers latitude he tends to include tons of... well, for lack of a better term, Ellisisms (Godzilla bukkake, "chair leg of truth", etc
With 2009 about to draw to a close, now seems like a good time to look back on a year of Wednesdays and remind myself of the reason I buy new comics every week. To remember that it's worth sifting through the piles of never-ending zombie comics, celebrity biography cash-ins and Barack Obama team-ups because every once in a while you find a great story with beautiful artwork
ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.
AND AT LAST WE ARRIVE AT THE END -- Planetary #27
I believe I may be required by law in this review to address the following topic first: This week Wildstorm is releasing the 27th and final issue of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's Planetary. The series premiered with issue one way back in the spring of 1999 and in 2000 was nominated f
"There are mad and beautiful things beneath the skin of the world we know, that you only see when you look at things on a planetary scale..."
-- Warren Ellis, from the original "Planetary" proposal
With this week's publication of "Planetary" 27, one of the most articulate and influential superhero comics of the last decade finally spirals to its strange end.
And after ten years, six-hundr