, May 24, 2007
(view all comments by crowyhead)
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.