Need a recommendation for when the lights go out and you’re left all in the dark, your face bathing in the glow of a tablet? Here’s a series that you definitely should check out: Planetary. The main gist of it, is that you need to imagine every single fantasy, sci-fi and steampunk series you’ve ever seen and then ask yourself…what if it were all real?
What if there was an unseen hand, shaping human history, manipulating it and hiding our greatest advancements and discoveries away, all for the most selfish of purposes? Who could even stop an organisation that had a global reach like that? That’s where Planetary comes in, as the trio of Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and the Drummer find themselves joining forces to become the Archaeologists of the Impossible.
It’s written by Warren Ellis, so not only is the entire series filled with razor-sharp dialogue but it’s also got some of the wildest ideas possible thrown into the mix. Then you’ve got John Cassaday handling the art, which manages to continually evolve with every single issue until it becomes this breathtakingly cinematic mad romp through everything from Hong Kong supernatural shootouts to astronauts plumbing the very depth of imagination itself.
That makes for 27 issues of fantastic storytelling. And while I’m re-reading the series yet again, here’s a look at the very best comic book covers of the week!
Detective Comics #1000 by Alex Ross
The Flash #67 by Ryan Sook
Action Comics #1009 by Francis Manapul
Fantastic Four #8 by Yongho Cho
Shazam! #4 by Jim Lee
Daredevil #3 by Julian Totino Tedesco
Batman Beyond #30 by Ben Oliver
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #37 by Jordan Gibson
Martian Manhunter #4 by Riley Rossmo
Isola #7 by Karl Kerschl
Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #2 by Greg Smallwood
Skyward #11 by Lee Garbett
Coda #10 by Flavieno Armentaro
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #12 by Fiona Staples
Dial H for Hero #1 by Nick Derington
Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #5 by Felipe Massafera
The Forgotten Queen #2 by Viktor Kalvachev
Crimson Lotus #5 by Tonci Zonjic
Lady Death: Apocalyptic Abyss #2 by Mike Krome
WWE Wrestlemania 2019 Special #1 by Xermanico
Last Updated: March 25, 2019