“This is Planetary. Three people who walk the world in search of strangeness and wonder, uncovering things others wise were left covered. They are the mystery archaeologists, explorers of the planet’s secret history, charting the unseen borders of a fantastic world.”
I definitely enjoyed this more than the first volume which left me with a vague interest in what happened next, as opposed to here where I’m really keen to read the next volumes. It is hard to keep track of all the different storylines and characters and sometimes big reveals lost impact when I had to go back and check who someone was or when something else had happened before I realised it was in fact a big reveal. But the intriguing back stories that we get and some really interesting storylines being introduced or built on means its a series I’m now committed to.We have mysterious deaths, horrible scientific experiments, more giant insects, alien races, supernatural goddesses as well as time travel and fictional characters within fictional universes. I did find it difficult to keep track of everything, which was compounded by the delay between reading the first volume and this. I think I need to get hold of the next two volumes together so I can make sure I can follow a bit better.
First Line: “Jack Carter’s dead.”
Why I read it: I was lent Planetary Vol. 1 by a colleague and enjoyed it enough to want to find out what happened in Vol. 2.
Who I would recommend it to: Readers who would like to explore the world of graphic novels or fans of science fiction that tend towards mysteries and character rather than spandex and explosions (although there is some of that very much present).