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Global Frequency, Vol. 1: Planet Ablaze (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Warren Ellis

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Title:Global Frequency, Vol. 1: Planet Ablaze
Authors:Warren Ellis
Info:Wildstorm (2004), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library, Trade Paperback, Graphic Novels
Tags:Graphic-Novel, TPB

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Global Frequency by Warren Ellis (2004)



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This was pretty damn good, but that's kind of expected of anything from Warren Ellis. His standard approach is to write gritty, brutal, technological, action-packed stories and this was exactly that. The main idea - that a civilian group has taken on the responsibility of policing a cold, heartless government - is very slick, and having a multi-tasking, mohawked, "Aleph" was the icing. The format is a little different in that there really isn't an overarching plot, it's more like a bunch of short stories that could be read in any order. Each story has a little funny/surprise ending (as is common for short stories) and each story is drawn by a different artist. The reoccurring characters are almost never the main protagonists.

The only problem I had with it was that 3 of the 12 stories ended the same way. ( )
  ragwaine | Feb 4, 2016 |
Well-written, with an assortment of artists (some better than others). The Frequency is a quiet organization that deals with various problems that require unusual solutions and odd skill sets. Some very good stories, even with Ellis' political diatribes that creep in. ( )
  BruceCoulson | Mar 26, 2014 |
Some of Ellis's best writing and an assortment of artists make this a must have for his fans. Superb mix of big ideas, great character sketches (sketches more than full development due to the large cast) and the usual Ellis wise-assery... characters die and even though you may have just met them, you feel the loss intensely. ( )
  amobogio | Dec 22, 2013 |
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The storytelling is dense, heavy on concept and ramification pushed just a little further into science fiction.

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Baron, DavidColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the 2013 omnibus edition, collecting the material previously published in Global Frequency #1--#12 in 2002--2004, and then in the two collections titled _Planet Ablaze_ and _Detonation Radio_.
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Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is specifically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!… (more)

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