Frequency is a worldwide rescue organisation 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
that keeps them in constant communication with Aleph, the
hyper-responsive nexus in the central GF hub - is specifically
chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the GF, based
on proximity, expertise and, in some cases, sheer desperation...
a collection of short stories based around the world of the
Global Frequency. Obviously
this is an organisation that must be recruiting heavily because
it would appear that while all of the missions are a success,
it is usually at the expense of the lives of those that are
here in bite-size pieces, it's a wonder that the reader manages
to relate to any of the characters. But we have Warren Ellis's
skill as a writer to thank for that.
art work varies from Jon J Muth's crude, yet eerie renderings,
to the wonderful world of Steve Dillon (a personal favourite
of mine thanks to his time on 2000AD's Tyranny Rex
and Harlem Heroes, to name two).
you are looking for something a little different to sink your
teeth into, you could do a lot worse than this. Well scripted
and beautifully illustrated, Planet Ablaze offers plenty
- even if the majority of the stories end in a similar, predictable
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