by Warren Ellis

Put simply, Planetary is about the weight of our collective history and humanity realizing its potential. And it's about "comics". Elijah Snow, like a select number of other unique individuals in Warren Ellis' world of Planetary, was born at midnight on January 1st, 1900. In 1999, he is part of a group that scours the world, documenting the strange and preserving it, an archaeologist of the twentieth century itself. There's a great deal more to say about the book itself, but it's one of the very few on this list that giving away even a hint would ruin the joy of reading it.