DC rush solicits 'The Planetary Reader'

Fri, May 2nd, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

This summer, WildStorm's Archaeologists of the Unknown return in June's PLANETARY/BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH one-shot and August's PLANETARY #16, both by the acclaimed writer/artist team of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.

Before either of those titles ships, readers will have the chance to catch up on some never-before-collected PLANETARY tales in THE PLANETARY READER (MAR035112). This spectacular new 72-page comic collects PLANETARY #13-15 and is scheduled to be in stores on June 4.

As Warren Ellis says, "The three issues collected here constitute PLANETARY's pivotal point, where we can see not only the past - Elijah Snow's century-gone youth and the beginnings of the Planetary organization - but also an unexpected future, with Elijah beginning a direct campaign against the four people hoarding Earth's unnatural secrets for themselves. Elijah Snow is back and he's not taking any crap from anyone."

"THE PLANETARY READER will be a great way for fans to bridge the gap between the previous PLANETARY collections and the new #16," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales & Marketing. "We'd like to thank Brad Bankston of Austin Books for suggesting this terrific idea."

Retailers may order THE PLANETARY READER by calling their Diamond Customer Service Representative or DC Sales Representative. The order increase cut-off date for this item is May 18.

Upcoming PLANETARY titles are available as follows:

* PLANETARY/BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH (APR030218) is solicited in the April issue of Previews (Volume XIII #4) and is scheduled to be in stores on June 25.

* PLANETARY #16 is scheduled to be in stores on August 27 and will be solicited in the June issue of Previews (Volume XIII #6).

These PLANETARY items are available for reorder:

* PLANETARY: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES TP (STAR10841), collecting the 8-page PLANETARY preview and PLANETARY #1-6 by Ellis and Cassaday

* PLANETARY: THE FOURTH MAN TP (STAR14500), collecting PLANETARY #7-12 by Ellis and Cassaday

* PLANETARY/THE AUTHORITY: RULING THE WORLD (STAR11356) by Ellis and Phil Jimenez

* PLANETARY/JLA: TERRA OCCULTA (STAR16764) by Ellis and Jerry Ordway

* The PLANETARY: JAKITA WAGNER ACTION FIGURE (STAR14267)

* The PLANETARY: THE DRUMMER ACTION FIGURE (STAR14268)

* The PLANETARY: ELIJAH SNOW ACTION FIGURE (STAR14296)

THE PLANETARY READER is a 72-page comic from WildStorm Productions and is scheduled to be in stores on June 4 with a price of $5.95 U.S.

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