Grey Area, This Island Earth #1

Grey Area, This Island Earth #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Lee Carter Publisher: 2000AD Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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North America, 2045. The Global Exo Segregation Zone (aka the "Grey Area") is a huge holding area in Arizona housing all manner of aliens hoping to visit earth: a melting pot for alien disputes, crime and inter-species misunderstandings! The only thing standing in the way of chaos is the Exo Transfer Control squads: heavily-armed immigration cops that keep the peace and make sure everyone has their papers in order. From contemptuous extra-terrestrial ambassadors with diplomatic immunity, to right-wing xenophobic militants and alien freeloaders disguised as luggage: new recruit Jana Birdy discovers that life in the E.T.C. might be the most int more

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    Comics: The Gathering - ModernPanther Jan 10, 2018

    The short, interlinked stories around which greater themes are developed fits perfectly into 200AD’s anthology format, where tales are told in short bursts of five or six pages each week. But in Grey Areawe often have a big build up and action filled episodewhich ends with a somewhat flat denouement. Collected together in a single volume, the pace of the stories can feel quite uneven.Grey area continues to run in the pages of 2000AD, and later stories would turn the orginal format on its head. Grey Area: This Island Earth is an interesting introduction to the world and characters that would be transformed shortly down the line, but whilst it is a decent enough action-filled page turner, it feels fundamentally lacking in some key areas. Read Full Review

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