Saturday, January 30, 2010

Planetary Annotations--"Dead Gunfighters" (Issue Three)

This--along with the next issue--is going to be the shortest of my annotations. Also the next two weeks will have no Wold Newton Apologia. I now return you to your regularly scheduled programing

Theme: Chinese Action Flicks

Quick Summary: The Planetary team finds a ghost cop gunning down mobsters in Hong Kong.

Opening Line: Ah. Money to make, drugs to take, whores to kill. Hong Kong is so good to me."


Page 3, panel 1: The signs say “RHS” and “Kent,” I don’t know what, if any, significance they hold.

Page 9, panel 4: “Weekly World News” was a tongue in cheek newspaper that had such headlines as “Hillbillies Shoot Angel” or “I was Bigfoot’s Love Slave.” The complete run can be read at Google Books.

Page 14: The structure of this thing is similar to the reality ship from Issue 4: “Strange Harbours”

Page 16, panel 1: “196,833” is the number that of universe that exist, according to Doc Brass.

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