I guess I will be the first to dip my toe in then.
Planatery #1: or, Subtlety Is For Other People
Don't take the sarcastic subtitle I've added to be mean-spirited, the first issue is honestly one of my top 5 favorite issues of the series. As many of you might know, I have a large amount of enthusiasm for pulp and the camp/earnest affectations of that era of fiction. The three main characters are introduced in summary fashion, but they don't hold my attention at all. It honestly took me a while to care about them, and even then not very much. That's probably the biggest weakness of the series.
But the designs of the various pulp analogues, and the names and dates used, were simply amazing. You can't have something like "The Murder Colonels" being mentioned and not expect me to get the biggest grin. From the outset you get Ellis's biggest advantage with taking on this series - being able to make things feel authentic in such an inauthentic way. Kind of like Moore.