To me that's the question that this book answers.
See, there are 1,001 people on the Global Frequency. You may not know who hey are, they may even be as close to you as possible without you even suspecting it.
Then one day, they receive a call and they may end up being mankind's last hope against something so big, secret or fast that there's no other conventional mean of intervention.
A worldwide cadre of super-experts, from sportsmen to physicists, from soldiers to magicians, from astronauts to historians.
There for us when we need them.
Brought together by the mysterious Miranda Zero and coordinated by young genius Aleph, they face suicide cults, ghosts, terrorists, aliens, government plans gone wrong, dangerous cold war sleeping threats.
Warren Ellis took a relatively simple idea (but so was Columbus' legendary egg, after all) and stretches it over 12 self-contained issues, drawn by 12 different artists, detailing 12 different Global Frequency adventures - the first 6 of which are collected here for your reading pleasure.
No wonder this has twice been optioned as a TV series and you should do yourself a favor and hunt down the beautiful leaked pilot of the first, while you're at it.
The stories are mostly fast paced and sometimes really skinned down to the action, but overall you have little atom bombs of information that takes along time to properly sink and digest and thoroughly enjoy. There's really so much here for you to drool over and ponder!
For comic freaks, there is also the unparalleled joy of having some very rare and very beautiful Glenn Fabry pen-and-ink work, Steve Dillon's very clean art and unmatched storytelling in service of Ellis' very tight scripts, Miracleman's Garry Leach turning in some fantastic pages, The Wicked's incredibly underrated artist Roy Martinez back to work for US comics, Jon J Muth's ink work (as beautiful and crafty as the painted work he's most famous for), and V For Vendetta's David Lloyd proving he can do some mean action sequences too.
This is an absolutely great package, not to be missed!