A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 353
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Let’s take a look at the return of the Fourth Man in Planetary #12…
Okay, so one of the big mysteries in Planetary was “Who is the Fourth Man in Planetary?” Planetary has three field operatives, but also a “fourth man.” The Fourth Man’s identity has been a mystery ever since Elijah Snow (who has ice powers) joined the team in Planetary #1.
Well, in Planetary #12 (by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday), we finally find out who the Fourth Man – it is Elijah! You see, the main villains in Planetary are “The Four,” a group of explorers who are like Planetary, in that they, too, are archaeologists of the unexplained, except the Four uses what they find for their own personal gain. They want to hoard all the cool technology and stuff that they discover. Planetary is all for the betterment of mankind.
When Snow appeared to actually be a real threat, they forced him to get his memory wiped, or else the Four would kill all of the Planetary.
Well, now he remembers his true identity and, as you might imagine, Jakita Wagner and The Drummer (the other two field operatives of Planetary) are worried about the Four. Snow has other ideas…
“The” moment for me is the revelation of the 4. Great stuff by Ellis and Cassaday right there.