The Stranded – Mike Carey

A little bit of Heroes, a little bit of Power Rangers but a lot of Marvel’s Eternals. Aliens have been hidden on earth and psychically conditioned to believe they are human. Their enemies turn up and start bumping them off. Thus begins a six issue mad chase of destruction around America with some pauses for back-story.

The comic book is being specially written to be made into a Sci-fi channel series. It’s never a good idea to constrain yourself as a writer and the added pressure of only writing stories that can be made on a Cable TV budget isn’t going to help. Perhaps that’s what stops this turning from a good story into a great one.

It’s quite entertaining and had me reading till the end. The final reveal made me want to read the second book. Such a shame Virgin Comics folded and there is no more. It was good while it lasted. Thumbs Up!

6/359.

Tomorrow: Xombie Reanimated – James Farr

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