Weird Science: Planetary #27

November 18th, 2009

Almost three years since the last issue, Warren Ellis has delivered the final book of Planetary.  It's an odd and problematic epilogue, but a welcome one nonetheless.

The premise seemed simple enough on the surface.  All that stuff in the superhero comics?  It really happened.  Four scientists did venture into space and return with supernatural powers.  A dying planet did send its last son to earth.  Sherlock Holmes was real, and there's an island off the coast of Japan where giant monsters live.

Of course, none of it happened the way we've been led to believe.  Spoilers ahead.