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October 9, 2009

Let Forever Be: A Planetary Retrospective Pt. 2

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , — Chris Eckert @ 12:27 pm

As I discussed in our previous installment, Planetary finishes in a comics world quite different than the one it entered. Sure, Marvel and DC still have an effective oligarchy and pervert suit/nurse novel/ammonite pimp/fanmen still rule the land, but they do so in a different — and I will be so bold as to suggest better — landscape than what existed in 1999.

This timeline is a work in progress, and I know there are loads of important releases and business moves that I have not yet added to it, especially in recent years. If you think I’ve missed something, please let me know in the comments. But in the meanwhile, check out the timeline!

Thanks to Pedro for coding the thing in Flash, and thanks to the Gang of Davids (Brothers, Uzumeri, Cole) for input on dates and design.


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  2. The one that really shocked me was that Powers only started in 2004.

    Comment by Joseph — October 9, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  3. Well crud, that is an error I thought I had fixed in the timeline: Powers v2 started in 2004, which was (I think) the first ICON book. I thought I had edited that out until I could confirm all the Powers dates. Sorry about that!

    Comment by Chris Eckert — October 9, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

  4. …alright, whose idea was it to add “Marville #1” to the list?

    Comment by Syrg — October 9, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

  5. You know, it just now fully hit me that I’ve been reading this comic for a decade. Kee-rist.

    Comment by Joe Iglesias — October 10, 2009 @ 1:04 am

  6. Wow, that’s an incredible piece of work but it really needs to have some real world events in there.

    2000 election, September 11th, start of Iraq War…

    Forget comics, think about how much our lives have changed.

    Comment by Kid Kyoto — October 19, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

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