Planetary (1999) Issues
For Elijah Snow, it's time to look at everything Planetary has encountered during the past year and start piecing it all together. What is the Hark Corporation? Why do they sometimes work with The Four? And the biggest question of all: why are The Four currently in Australia, building a giant gun atop Ayers Rock?
With The Four momentarily in disarray, Elijah Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plans: to hunt down and discover the truth about Anna Hark, daughter of the criminal genius of the '30s who died in the Adirondacks with the rest of Axel Brass' associates. Her story begins in medieval China and ends in the spires of modern America!
This issue: a major revelation from Elijah Snow's past! It's 1933 and Snow floats down-river towards a golden city shrouded by the immense jungle. After encountering a dashing figure, a man raised by animals, Snow meets a brilliant and harmonious people--and one of the great loves of his life...
A Planetary probe is sent to investigate an impossibly large object that has entered our solar system. It seems to be a spaceship--but what kind of creature could possibly need a ship that big? Also on course with the object is a terrestrial ship carrying Jacob Greene...charter member of The Four!
Prepare for "The Torture of William Leather," as only Warren Ellis and John Cassaday can deliver! William Leather, a founding member of the Four, is now in the hands of Elijah Snow. He recounts the history of his family, and we learn that his father had secrets that, once revealed, will open doors--and lead to many more questions.
For months Elijah Snow has been pulling back from his fellow Planetary agents, following a personal road map to his own mysterious agenda. Now the curtain will begin to be drawn back and the some of the deepest secrets will at last be revealed--like patterns in a snowflake. And if the last pages of this story don't leave you gasping for breath and begging for more, nothing will!
The final act begins! Elijah Snow draws together elements from nearly everything he's investigated since rejoining the team, to lay a trap for the two remaining members of The Four. But The Four had fully fifty years to prepare their defenses. Fifty years since their rocket entered the space between universes, and they were changed--but how?
Discover what it's all been building to! Jacob Greene is lost in space. William Leather is...not well. It all comes down to Elijah Snow and Randall Dowling--the architect of Planetary vs. the mastermind of The Four--for the first and last time! Plus, one huge surprise. If ever there was an issue of Planetary you shouldn't miss, this is it!
The enigmatic Elijah Snow has one last errand to run. As the Planetary organization sifts through the scientific discoveries withheld by The Four, the Hark Corporation brings them to the world. But one final mission still seems out of reach. Can even the field team bring Ambrose Chase back from the point of certain death?
In the 1950s, a quartet of astronauts was launched into space on an experimental rocket mission to the Moon. They didn't make it. Neither did the four cosmonauts launched on an identical flight plan. Two different foursomes experienced something remarkable on their fantastic journey, and they're still alive today, doing something so mysterious that Planetary must somehow bring them down.
Related from the bed of a secret hospital: an even more secret history. Discover the story of Doctor Axel Brass, the forgotten pre-war adventurer who spent fifty years guarding the multiversal door opened by a computer he couldn't shut off. It's an untold story of greatness in America, of jungle kings and covert operators and a daughter in the night!
For twenty years, Hong Kong residents have told stories of a cop who came back from the dead to bring justice--and vengeance--to the streets of his city. Now, after a verified sighting of the spectral policeman with thundering guns, Planetary comes calling, looking to disprove what they feel must be an urban legend. They come looking for a lie, but what they find is something very different.
A cult-favorite Japanese author and a ragtag band of his manic fans and sycophants take off for a tiny, secluded island in the disputed territory between Japan and Russia. What secrets lurk on this island that have kept both nations from laying claim to it since World War II? It's up to Planetary to get the author and his cohorts off the island before the rumors of great atomic lizards and super-intelligent insects are proven true.