Leverage on the Global Frequency

mirzeroBlog posts are supposed to be quirky, sorta funny and topical.  This post is probably none of these.  Last night I finished reading Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency comic, or what’s published of it.  I knew I wanted to read this after I saw some clips from the pilot John Rogers worked on and it really is a great read for anyone, into comics or not.

I’m more than a little late to the party but I’m really sad this show didn’t make it.  The casting of Michelle Forbes as Miranda Zero was perfect.  I can’t think of another actress that would fit the role, especially into the later issues, you begin to see Miss Zero as a very strong almost militant woman who clearly cares deeply for humanity.

5150JRNZZVL._SL160_51XkP5cKDqL._SL160_I suppose I should sum up the Global Frequency comic and tv show concept for those who haven’t read it.  Miranda Zero runs the Global Frequency, a group of 1001 agents all over the world who are very good at what they do.  They team up to fight the evils of the world on a seconds notice, granted those evils could be robots, mutated fleshy monsters or plain old kool-aid drinkin’ cult leaders.

That said, I can see how this concept influenced Rogers and or the Leverage concept.  A team of people, who are the best at what they do, coming together on a weekly basis to fight the evils of the world.  There’s a person in charge who calls the shots, a hacker, the muscle and usually a detective or something which I guess turned into the grifter in this case.  He’s even linked Eliot to the Global Frequency via his blog saying that Nate’s phone isn’t the only phone Eliot carries.  I loved that.  I love the thought that some of these worlds exist together and very likely could.  I’d love to see Michelle Forbes guest star and have Eliot shaking in his boots.  Ha! That’d be great.

So on one hand I’m sad that GF never really saw the light of day but I am happy that it allowed for the creation of Leverage.  One has to wonder if the two could have existed in our world together.  The moral of this story is love John Rogers.  Trust John Rogers. I’m off to start Blue Beetle.


P.S. to check out GF, click the pics for a way better deal than I paid for them at FanExpo, just sayin.  I got your back.


~ by doublebitch on September 28, 2009.

One Response to “Leverage on the Global Frequency”

  1. Yay!

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