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Not April Fools: Art for ‘Planetary #27′ pretty much done

from Planetary #27

from Planetary #27

Warren Ellis posted on his blog today that the artwork for the long-delayed Planetary #27 is complete, except for the cover:

While I was in London getting bladdered being a responsible writer yesterday, I got an email from DC Wildstorm to tell me that John Cassaday was, apparently without warning, uploading the complete art for #27 into their FTP space.

I now have those pages on my computer. #27 is all done sans the cover.

I’m a bit hungover still pissed tired right now, and haven’t looked at them all, but maybe I’ll leak a panel or two tomorrow.

Noting that today is April 1, he updates the post with some artwork, or “a tiny bit of proof” that he isn’t yanking your chain.



He Twittered about it last night on his way to the wired party, so chances of April Fools is pretty low.

I’ll only believe it when I have a copy in my hands but right now I’m fight ing a huge urge to run around the floor in circles Homer Style.

I really, really, really want this one to be true…

I believe Homer Simpson running around in circles is a direct homage to Curly in the Three Stooges, so it would perhaps be preferable to say “run around the floor in circles Curly Style”.

Sorry to be pedantic. As Neil Gaiman wrote, “If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended”.

Chris Mautner

April 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm

At the risk of being even more of a pedantic jerk (more so than usual I mean), Gaiman was quoting Shakespeare there.

I’ll believe it when it is in my cold, dead hands.

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