"Rendezvous": As Planetary watches via camera from Earth, a small ship docks near the mammoth construct. A space suited figure emerges and disappears into the craft. Snow asks Dr. Kwelo to bring the angels back to the ship's front section, to record Greene. Footage from elsewhere on the ship, me
Appearing in "Rendezvous"
- Dr. Kwelo
- Jacob Greene (Final appearance)
Synopsis for "Rendezvous"
As Planetary watches via camera from Earth, a small ship docks near the mammoth construct. A space suited figure emerges and disappears into the craft. Snow asks Dr. Kwelo to bring the angels back to the ship's front section, to record Greene. Footage from elsewhere on the ship, meanwhile, is staggering -- floating dwellings; winged, firefly-like creatures in humanoid form; more wonders. Jakita and Drums express a desire to see more; Snow puts them off, telling them there's a mission. Drums talks of going up afterward; Snow says nothing. The angels continue to amaze with their abilities; returning to the main compartment, we see fleeing humanoids and deep claw marks, then footprints, in solid rock to mark Greene's path.
After a corpse or two and the wreckage of a village, we see Greene himself: a grotesque stone monster on two powerful legs. Confirming he's been fully recorded, Snow gives Kwelo the order to "initialize the Trojan Horse." He had a bomb planted on the angel's craft, and to his teammates' dismay, intends to blow it up. Jakita's protests fall on deaf ears; Snow tells her she must have known he'd do anything to win against The Four. The small craft explodes, taking Greene's ship with it. Greene, the angels, and the countless wonders of the construct are suddenly on their own, and headed on a one-way trip out of the solar system. "I'm not sorry," says Snow. Jakita wonders if Snow is still the man she once knew.
- This book was first published on July 28, 2004.
- This issue is collected in Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology.
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