November 21, 2020

Planetary # 0 - Warren Ellis & John Cassaday

I was convinced I had read every Planetary story ever published, but turns out I was wrong. The same thing happened to me with Young Avengers in 2013, I started with the first issue and I didn’t know there was a special preview that I ended up acquiring at a later date. So in both cases I ended up reading what would be issue # 0 a long time after I had read everything.


“Nuclear Spring” was originally published as a backup story in Gen13 # 33 (September 1998), published by Image. That is certainly something interesting, as DC was still in the process of acquiring Wildstorm, an imprint that was part of Image / Homage Comics (a subsidiary of Jim Lee’s Aegis Entertainment) at the time. Planetary # 1 is announced as a new title coming out in 4 months, and there is even a beautiful pencil drawing by Cassaday as part of the advertising. However, seems like the acquisition process took longer than expected, and exactly a year later, DC would be publishing Planetary # 1, under the independent imprint of Wildstorm (which disappeared in 2010).

“Sometimes, ordinary people uncover things that are best left covered. Sometimes, things best left covered emerge into ordinary life and do not have the world’s best interests at heart. These are times when Planetary arrive -invited or not…”, that’s what Planetary is about. And certainly, this first story shows us the Archeologists of the Impossible doing what they do best. 


Warren Ellis comes up with a captivating story about a scientist who has created a “quantum box” for “rotating things out of reality”. However, when they test this new invention, the scientist must save the life of the woman he loves, who has accidentally stumbled onto the testing site. Exactly as it happens with the Hulk, the scientist receives the full impact of the explosion and he transforms himself into a monster far more inhuman than the Hulk.  

Cassaday’s art is wonderful, although not as depurated as it would become later, he’s still transitioning from his late 90s style, which we were able to see in titles like Ka-Zar or Union Jack. However, the cover is absolutely exquisite. Just the design and the composition are miles ahead of anything else that was being published at the time, and Cassaday’s attention to details brings a unique sense of elegance to the cover. Truly magnificent! 
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Estaba convencido de haber leído todas las historias de Planetary, pero resulta que estaba equivocado. Me pasó lo mismo con Young Avengers en 2013, comencé con el primer número y no sabía que había un preview especial que terminé adquiriendo en una fecha posterior. Así que en ambos casos terminé leyendo lo que sería el número 0 mucho tiempo después de haber leído todo lo demás.

“Primavera nuclear” se publicó originalmente como una historia de respaldo en Gen13 # 33 (setiembre de 1998), publicado por Image. Eso es ciertamente algo interesante, ya que DC todavía estaba en el proceso de adquirir Wildstorm, una marca que era parte de Image / Homage Comics (una subsidiaria de Aegis Entertainment de Jim Lee) en ese momento. Planetary # 1 se anuncia como un nuevo título que saldrá en 4 meses, e incluso hay un hermoso dibujo a lápiz de Cassaday como parte de la publicidad. Sin embargo, parece que el proceso de adquisición tomó más tiempo de lo esperado, y exactamente un año después, DC publicaría Planetary # 1, bajo el sello independiente de Wildstorm (que desapareció en 2010).


“A veces, la gente común descubre cosas que es mejor dejar cubiertas. A veces, las cosas que se dejan cubiertas emergen de la vida cotidiana y no tienen en cuenta los mejores intereses del mundo. Son momentos en los que Planetary llega, invitado o no...”, de eso se trata Planetary. Y ciertamente, esta primera historia nos muestra a los Arqueólogos de lo Imposible haciendo lo que mejor saben hacer.

Warren Ellis presenta una historia cautivadora sobre un científico que ha creado una "caja cuántica" para "rotar cosas fuera de la realidad". Sin embargo, cuando prueban este nuevo invento, el científico debe salvar la vida de la mujer que ama, quien accidentalmente ha irrrumpido en el sitio de prueba. Exactamente como sucede con Hulk, el científico recibe todo el impacto de la explosión y se transforma en un monstruo mucho más inhumano que Hulk.


El arte de Cassaday es maravilloso, aunque no tan depurado como lo sería más tarde, todavía está en transición en su estilo de finales de los 90s, que pudimos ver en títulos como Ka-Zar o Union Jack. Sin embargo, la portada es absolutamente exquisita. Sólo el diseño y la composición están muy por encima de cualquier otra cosa que se publicara en aquellos años, y la atención de Cassaday por los detalles aporta una sensación única de elegancia a la portada. ¡Una verdadera maravilla!

14 comments:

  1. Ufff, sí recuerdo esta historia. Mi panel favorito es el esqueleto en el fondo del pozo.

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    1. Sí esa es una viñeta espectacular, debí haberla incluido.

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    2. Arion, heres a slight add-on and much more preferable variation on one of the captions above: "You come on in, boys. Have a drink on me, and then afterwards as an extra special bonus and treat the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 is waiting for you upstairs, you can take it in turns to go up to her room and have your knobs squashed and squeezed between arguably THE most unbelievably perfect tits of all-time for an hour each, its been a long day but at least it`ll end with THE greatest tit-fuck fest in the history of the world ! ! !".

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    3. Arion, i know you didn`t include it amongst todays pictures, but i saw a great image of Winnie the Pooh on another blog the other day, it was of Pooh gliding down to earth on a piece of string attached to a balloon, so i thought of a classic caption that i think should`ve been applied to the image, it went like this, with Pooh saying: "WEEEEEEEEEEE...what a fabulous journey, and now i`m about to make a totally perfect landing specifically because the truly stunning and completely naked 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 is politely and submissively and demurely waiting for me, and if that weren`t enough to tempt me, that amazing mega-titted lust-pot is smiling incredibly enticingly and sexually provocatively at me as well!. When i reach her my willy will slot beautifully and neatly between those mind-blowingly unbelievable knockers and will then have my willy squashed and squeezed betweem them for 6 hours non-stop and then unload literally half-a-gallon of spunk all over them. Like i said, an absolutely perfect way to end a marvelous flight and journey: "# Hu...hu...hu...i`m going to Bombay Roll the amazing 17 year-old Pauline Hickeys tits, and them engulf them with jizz, right here in the Hundred Acre Wood, Christopher Robin will be so jealous of me...hu...hu...hu...COR...WOW...WEY-HEY... #". Arion, as usual its vitally important that you read and sing this com-girl-t with the voice of Sterling Holloway (the original voice of Pooh) in your mind, then it`ll seem 100 times funnier, cheers for reading my old mate.

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    4. Freddie Mercury (circa 1975)28 November, 2020 13:59

      Arion, obviously you have to sing this to the tune of Bohemian Rhapody with exactly the same nuances of speech and variations of rhythm that i used to, only allowing for the extra words of course, then the comedy value is even greater!, heres the new improved version: "I see a little silhoetto of the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, would you like to tit-fuck her ?, thunderbolts and lighting very very pleasurable to have my willy squashed and squeezed between her astounding tits and then spunk all over them. Isaac Newton, Isaac Newton, would you like to have your willy squashed and squeezed between her unbelievable knockers ! ?, yes he would, yes he would, and he`d like to bum her off as well. Joe Biden, Joe Biden, dont put a gun against my bonce and certainly dont pull the trigger now i said, because i`m about to tit-fuck the truly incredible 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985. You see, nothing really matters, anymore to me, as long as i can spend the next 10,000 years tit-fucking the totally amazing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 ! ! !".

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    5. Dwight D. Eisenhower28 November, 2020 14:22

      Arion, those pictures are so cosy, imagine getting back to one of the equally cosy old houses being depicted in them late on a dark and stormy night and seeing the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 waving and beckoning to you in an incredibly provocative and sexually enticing way from one of the upstairs windows, and knowing that with-in a couple of minutes (or less) you`ll be having your knob squashed and squeezed between THE most breathtakingly perfect tits of all-time and then be unloading literally half-a-pint of spunk all over them, talk about pure magic, it would be THE greatest experience of your entire life !


      Arion, when you`ve stopped thinking about how much you`d desperately like the scenario depicted in the previous com-girl-t to be true!, perhaps you could take a mo-girl-t to explain to me why Americans are so scared by "Friday The 13th" ?, it seems to be a completely unfounded and irrational fear. BTW, last year something occurred that could`ve totally edited the anxiety they have about that day out of their minds forever, in their first match of the World Cup the USWNT annihilated Thailand 13-0 and for them it turned out to be a very lucky number because they went on to lift the trophy 5 weeks later (i still love watching Rose Lavelles goal in that match, it was a classic). Now, that one example makes a total nonsense of the fear of the number 13!, i wonder why 335 million Americans didn`t realise that ?.


      Arion, those pictures are really cool as well, in one of them i could`ve sworn i saw a skeleton semi-hiding on the porch of one of the houses who looked suspiciously like he was about to welcome the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 into the house for a night of non-stop tit-fucking and sexual debauchery, the lucky sod. And in another picture in the car the geezer whos driving looks like hes really looking forward to climbing into the back seat because he knows that the truly incredible and completely naked 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 is waiting to be tit-fucked senseless there, the even luckier sod ! ! !.


      Arion, I think Joe Biden was smiling so broadly in a picture i saw the other day because he knows that (even at 78 and with the special permission of his wife as an extra-special treat to celebrate winning the election) he`ll be spending the entire night tit-fucking a totally unbelievable 17 year-old Pauline Hickey look-a-like carefully chosen by his wife!, the lucky bastard. And in another picture Donald Trump was shouting that hes just invented a time machine and will now be travelling back to 1985 to tit-fuck the stunningly amazing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey for four years non-stop, 24-hours-a-day, uninterrupted, before finally returning in 2024 to run for the presidency again, pretty impressive for a 74 year-old!.

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    6. Gene Hack-girl (The French Connection, circa 1970)28 November, 2020 20:35

      Lee Van Cleef (Captain Apache, circa 1970) said...
      "They`re after me with guns and knives and fast fast horses, they`re after me with bombs and bribes and fast fast 17 year-old Pauline Hickey look-a-likes, they`ll try to tail me, trail me, when they nail me there, but they haven`t got a prayer"

      "They`re coming from the north the south across the border, the enemies of peace and truth and law and order, they`ll try to cheat me, beat me, when they meet me there, but they haven`t got a prayer"

      "They`re waiting in the bars, the streets, quiet places, they`re wearing shiny boots and spurs and smilin` faces, they`re gonna` stall me, maul me, try to call me there, but they haven`t got a prayer"

      Clint Eastwood said...
      I always liked the spoken renditioning of that song by Lee Van Cleef (my old mate from "For a Few Dollars More, {1965}, and, "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, {1967}) that accompanys the opening title sequence of that film. BTW Arion, if you`ll recall, a few months ago now you said that at some point you might do a post/article about the Pauline Hickey obsessed looney who often frequents this site and their total and all-encompassing and all-consuming and all-engulfing obsession with the 17 year-old version of that truly amazing mega-titted lust-pot from 35 years ago!, if and when you do it`ll be a perfect opportunity to finally publish all your own favourite pictures of the a4-girl-tioned and truly astounding Miss Hickey from 1985, dont forget Arion, cheers. I might be 90 but i`m still able to recognise and appreciate images of breathtakingly incredible and totally perfect giant-knockered sex-pots!, and Miss Hickey was THE greatest of them all.

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    7. Arion, i dont usually like ADs on the internet but i did buy something (rather retro and laughably out-moded admittedly, but i couldn`t resist the nostalgia value) a couple of weeks ago online, it was a selection of 20 soft-core porn mags from the mid-eighties that are in pristine mint condition for only $7.99, the pictures in them are great with all the gorgeous sexy 18 year-old lust-pots of their day showing their bums and twats and tits, glorious!. Er..., can you guess the real rea-daughter why i bought them ?...thats right...you guessed it...first time...the sales pitch on the AD stated (truthfully thankfully) that the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 had approximately 8 to 10 pages devoted to her in every magazine ! ! !, providing me with quite a few incredible glossy colour pictures of the bird that weren`t already amongst my collection, and i`ve now girl-aged to transfer them all to my computer (although admittedly with some difficulty because of my lack of knowledge with regards to so girl-y computer functions and complexities). It was certainly worth the effort though as i took another step closer to aquiring literally EVERY picture that was ever taken of that truly mesmerizing and mind-blowing mega-titted lust-pot ! ! !. All in all $8 well spent, i think you`ll agree. BTW, its OK, i haven`t forgotton your request, its just that i`m still trying to work out how to send multiple images to someone over the internet, but when i do, rest assured that the very first thing i`ll do is to send you my entire Pauline Hickey collection (currently 417 amazing images) with the highest picture quality and resolution possible.

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    8. The Pauline Hickey Obsessed Looney28 November, 2020 21:01

      Arion, i know this is slightly off topic but i just couldn`t resist writing it. You know that new show with Patrick Stewart called 'Picard' (its not a bad show actually), well do you re-twat-er the picture they initially used to advertise the show for a couple of weeks before the first episode aired ?, if you dont, it was of Picard and his dog looking out at a stunning landscape presumably in-twat-ating that he was supposedly contemplating a phrase like, "What next in my journey through the universe ?", well, given that scenario/premise and picture, i had this idea of a truly hilarious caption that could`ve and perhaps should`ve accompanied the image, it went something like this, with Picard saying: "Somewhere, out there in all that incredible desolation and wilderness is the truly unbelievable 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985, it must now be my quest to venture forth into that remoteness and find her, and then to fuck her, bugger her, sodomize her, 69-her, spunk all over her, and...of course...OF COURSE...TIT-FUCK THE BIRD SENSELESS for 10 years non-stop, 24 hours-a-day, uninterrupted (and unload literally half-a-gallon of spunk all over those breathtakingly perfect tits every 5 minutes during the entire 10 year period, obviously). No geezer in the history of the world has ever been destined to achieve and fulfill such a noble or important mission, and when i find her (even if it takes 1000 years of searching) i shall say unto her, My dear, my cup runneth over with spunk, and she will then guzzle down the equivalent of 20 wads of jizz from my willy, and then the 10 years of non-stop sexual debauchery with THE most mind-bogglingly pheno-girl-al and astounding mega-titted lust-pot of all-time will finally and thankfully begin, i am charged by the goddess Athena herself to complete this mission and i must not offend or let down anyone on High Mount Olympus (although, admittedly i didn`t really need much coaxing to embark on THIS mission, obviously, nudge nudge, wink wink, grin grin, say no more, if you get my drift...COR...WOW...WEY-HEY...! ! !)". I still think thats one of my best Pauline Hickey related com-girl-ts, i just wondered if you agreed ! ?. I hope it made you fall about laughing, thanks for reading.

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  2. Just from what you can see there that monster makes me think more of Doomsday than the Hulk. So I guess if Doomsday had the Hulk's origin, there you go.

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    1. Oh yeah I can see the resemblance with Doomsday!

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    2. Arion, just with regards to "Doomsday": I want to bugger Rhona Mitra (as the bird was in 1994 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

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  3. irrrumpido, te pasaste de rr a rrr, me encantaron los dos posts, pero más el de Planetary. Sfyufa y salud

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  4. Steve Prefontaine30 November, 2020 12:20

    Arion, i just thought, if you pictured and imagined the quite astonishing 17 year-old Pauline Hickey from 1985 doing the "dress blowing up in the wind bit with no knickers or bra underneath" it would be another glorious image in your mind that would whet your appetite even more for when i send you those 427 (thats right, another 10 pictures of her aquired since last we spake) amazing images of her ! ! ! (like i said, hopefully soon, when i fathom how this computer functions). It`ll make it really easy-peasy and convenient for you as well, because then you wont have to go through the sometimes laborious process of finding literally every site thats devoted to her and then downloading all the images one by one whilst simultaneously ensuring that they`re all in perfect picture quality and top-notch resolution, because you`ll already have all the images available to you at once and all ready to print out in poster size pictures and then frame them and put them on display around your house. BTW, maybe you could post an article on here with precise and easy to understand instructions regarding specifically how to send images over the internet from one computer or phone to another, then i`ll be able to get those images to you much more quickly. And one other item, i also have about 3000 classic porn clips and 1000 pictures that i carefully and sometimes laboriously and fastidiously and meticulously and punciliously collected from around the web over a 5 year period, featuring literally hundreds of gorgeous sexy 18 year-old lust-pots being buggered and sodomized senseless and spunked all over, from reputable and respected sites like "Ass Teen Mouth" and "First Anal Quest", with 97% of them filmed from the side angle or POV there-by guaranteeing that no hideous and horrifying blokes arses will ever come into the shot to kill your lust and spoil your wank. In the same way i could send you all those clips and pictures as well if you post the instructions about how to transfer the images, cheers.

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