Baxter said:I've read it (Big Supprise, Eh?) and its got some great issues. It basicly takes real world oddities and turns them into an adventure comic, sort of like a non-fiction planetary. Each issue is self contained with the exception of the final one (Bass, I know where you stole your stroy structure...). They follow a civillian run anti-terrorism team called The Global Frequency that operates off of Cell Phones. They employ various experts that they can contact immediatly thanks to said phones and a information dispatcher named Aelph (points to whomever gives the origin of that name) to disarm various emergency situations that goverments are unable or unwilling to handle. I'd say go for it E. Infact I think I might want ot go re-read it...
Bass said:There are 1001 people on the Global Frequency.
Are you on the Global Frequency?
That tagline hooked me. I thought it was a superhero thing, but it's much better.
Basically, the idea is that there are loads and loads of super secret organisations and black ops projects and what not in the world and none of them know what the others are up to.
So Miranda Zero creates the Global Frequency. A rapid deployment rescue organisation designed to keep track of all the other super secret organisations. The Global Frequency has 1001 people on it, and each of them is handpicked because of something they personally are good at. That can be anything from military strategy, forensic science, occult knowledge, computer programming - or even freerunning.
Each issue is self-contained and it works like this - something horrific is about to destroy the world. Some secret organisation has created something that will result in the destruction of many innocent lives. And it's going to happen NOW. Right. Now. It's up to Global Frequency to stop it, and they only have one chance.
It's brilliant, unbelievably exciting and I love it to death. Twelve issues is most certainly not enough.
So it's done then? I noticed there are only 2 trades.
Bass said:That's all there is. Since each issue is self-contained, it's not like there's anything "unresolved", it's like Columbo. You just want another one is all.
Also, the pilot is actually very good. But it's a bit sci-fi and thus, cursed by the networks. It's strange as Forbes was sexy, the story had two other sexy women in it, a handsome male lead, it was full of action, very easy to understand, and had great production. It was an entire season of 24 in one hour. It was insanely sellable.
And they didn't pick it up. I can't even begin to think why.
The only problem I had with the pilot was that it was too long. I think that because it's an hour-long drama, it lost a lot of what the comic had - the sense of urgency and the fast pace. I maintain that Global Frequency as a 30 minute spy adventure series would be insanely good.