And with those words, we got one of the best comic book series EVER. Warren Ellis brought the collective industry to its knees (in praise) with two series in the late 90s - The Authority and Planetary. He made superstars out of Bryan Hitch and John Cassady.
My Authority piece is forthcoming, but here is my ode to Planetary (ala Fantastic Four #1). One of my favorite comics. It just brims with so many ideas. Each issue fascinates me and contains enough material for another 40 issues. In 27 issues, Warren and John gave us enough energy, ideas, and awesome that would take a lesser creator about 189 issues to come even close. If you haven't read it, you must.