All Over the World and Other Stories

All Over the World and Other Stories

Paperback - 2000
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"Provocative , eminently addictive, and top of its class."-- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The creator of the acclaimed series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Warren Ellis delivers PLANETARY, hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads.This graphic novel features the adventures of Elijah Snow, a hundred-year-old man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful woman, and The Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, these mystery archaeologists uncover unknown paranormal secrets and histories, such as a World War II supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, and a lost island of dying monsters.
Publisher: La Jolla, CA : WildStorm/DC Comics, c2000.
ISBN: 9781563896484
1563896486
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cassaday, John

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APellegrini
Jun 07, 2014

Refreshing and extraordinary story, artwork that is consistently great throughout the whole series.

Recommended for readers already familiar with general science fiction and comic books in the last century because Ellis manages to reference just about all of them.

metalsox Jan 22, 2012

The start of a great sci-fi series with lots of twists.

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fblichert
Jun 24, 2010

Ellis blends elements of cyber-punk, 50s sci-fi, and super-hero comics in this exciting series. Read about supernatural archeologists uncovering conspiracies spanning centuries (and crossing into other dimensions). With all the necessary tongue-in-cheek irony, the story manages to work 100% and keep you hooked. Did I mention giant ants à la "Them!"?

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Purple_Beast_2
Jun 26, 2012

Coarse Language: Pretty extreme. Too much for my tastes. Most of it unnecessary

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