Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Planetary 27

Finally.  The epilogue we've been waiting for for 2+ years.  We finally learn the fate of Ambrose Chase and I can finally buy the last paperback.

Check out the images below to get a glimpse of what I liked so much about this series.  The images are all from the last issue, but previous issues have included things like giant dinosaur monsters, a critique on the nihilistic comic heroes of the 1990's,  The ghost of a Hong Kong police officer who strongly resembles Chow Yon-Fat in Hard Boiled, and a criminal conspiracy involving both Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula.

Fitting with the rest of the series, the ending is strangely optimistic.  Since the series is basically a pastiche of action adventure stories ranging from those of H.G. Welles to those of Jack Kirby it makes sense that it would end with the implication that there is still a huge universe (or 10,000 universes) to explore and a lifetime of adventure to be had.


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