GLEAMING PLANET is an imaginary manga series created for the critically acclaimed feature film THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Michael Manning designed, scripted, and drew a six page story segment including a cast of original characters. The story pages and full-color wrap-around cover were used to create a prop manga for the live-action film. THE SPECTACULAR NOW was written and directed by James Ponsoldt, and features Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bob Odenkirk. Production Design by Linda Sena.