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Global Frequency: Planet Ablaze (edition 2004)

by Warren Ellis (Author)

Series: Global Frequency (1-6)

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This fast-paced thriller of planetary terrors and world annihilation introduces The Global Frequency, an independent defense intelligence organization that secretly defuses the lingering threats and dormant experiments of the 20th century. Unknown to the world at large, this secret society of 1,001 specialty sleeper agents is called upon to prevent the impending threats of Armageddon that were created by careless governments and immoral scientists over the last century. In this hard-hitting first volume, various expert operatives are sent on desperate individual missions to thwart an alien virus invasion, destroy a nuclear-powered cyborg, and deactive a hidden Ebola bomb.… (more)
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Title:Global Frequency: Planet Ablaze
Authors:Warren Ellis (Author)
Info:WildStorm (2004), 144 pages
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I had read Global Frequency long, long ago, and bemoaned the failure-to-launch of the TV show, so I was pretty pleased when I came across used copies of both collections for $8 altogether. I have my complaints about it (Ellis's writing can be way too on-the-nose, and for someone who's supposed to be a secretive enigma, Miranda Zero sure does get around), but it manages to be a really fun, engaging ride, particularly the terrifying "Big Wheel" and the scary-in-a-different-way "Big Sky". It's worth keeping an eye out for (especially since you can now get the whole thing in a big omnibus now). ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
This was great. Six short stand-alone stories involving the "Global Frequency" organization, a group that "offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed." A superbly wide variety of "collective experience" scattered across the globe, always online via special phones, all connected through Alpeh, and further by Miranda Zero. A wide variety of incidences (from nuclear war to cults to weaponized Ebola) in the various issues collected here, all fast-paced and suspenseful thrillers. The art is well done and enhances the story-lines nicely. ( )
  .Monkey. | Oct 17, 2012 |
This collects the first six issues of Global Frequency, each of which is a self-contained story. The basic idea is that there is a global network of operatives with different skills who can be called in at a moment's notice to diffuse potentially world-threatening situations. The concept is wicked cool, and it's fun to see Ellis playing with different scenarios; I've often felt that he had a special talent for single-issue stories, and this book supports that. It does end up feeling a bit slight, though, because it's hard to develop emotional attachments to the characters. Each issue is illustrated by a different artist, and in most cases the artist is very well-suited to the story. I found Steve Dillon's work to be a bit static, but honestly, I'm not a huge Steve Dillon fan, despite the fact that he's illustrated many of my favorite comics. ( )
  Crowyhead | May 24, 2007 |
Contemporary cool pitted against contemporary anxieties: parkour-runners vs. weaponized Ebola, black magicians vs. black metal, bisexuals vs. memetic attack from space, etc. Interesting ideas fly fast and loose here, although these micronarratives function more as concentrates of hip zeitgeist than as stories, per se. ( )
1 vote jbushnell | Nov 14, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ellis, WarrenAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillon, SteveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fabry, GlennIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leach, GarryIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martínez, Roy AllanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, BrianCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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This fast-paced thriller of planetary terrors and world annihilation introduces The Global Frequency, an independent defense intelligence organization that secretly defuses the lingering threats and dormant experiments of the 20th century. Unknown to the world at large, this secret society of 1,001 specialty sleeper agents is called upon to prevent the impending threats of Armageddon that were created by careless governments and immoral scientists over the last century. In this hard-hitting first volume, various expert operatives are sent on desperate individual missions to thwart an alien virus invasion, destroy a nuclear-powered cyborg, and deactive a hidden Ebola bomb.

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