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The Stranded, Volume 1

3.08  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In The Stranded, the first Virgin/SciFi book, five ordinary people must face a terrifying question: What if your entire world - your childhood, your family, all your memories - was a lie? For the Stranded, it's true; they're all, secretly, from another world. And now a deadly, otherworldly force has returned to try and kill them, operating through a twisted, altered human ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 23rd 2008 by Virgin Comics
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Aug 15, 2011 Tiara rated it liked it
Recommended this series because I recently read Eat the Dead, which is printed by Virgin Comics, as well. Siddharth Kortian wrote and illustrated that book, and his named was attached to this project, too. However, he was only the illustrator here. The story was written by Mike Carey.

Alien refugees are in hiding on Earth. But they have no memory of their former lives or the powers they possess. Now, they’re being hunted and killed. Tamree is the only person from their home who remembers everythi
Really really liked this. What I like best about Mike Carey is how he can balance the episodic element of his story while building a firm base to push off into a wider arc. This is very difficult and puts Carey up there with the likes of Joss Whedon in my books. Especially on the first book and especially in sci-fi, because you have so much exposition and so many new characters to introduce. If you're not careful you can end up with just a bunch of talking heads saying half your plot instead of ...more
Jun 08, 2015 Cale added it
So Virgin Comics was a short-lived comics company that basically used Comics to publish possible TV/movie plots. That's what the Stranded's intro explains, and the book does kind of feel like the pilot of a TV series, albeit a bit higher budget than one would expect. The concept of aliens among us, being hunted/activated, is something we've seen before, and there's nothing particularly novel about this approach. The characters are developed a bit more than in some other variations, but there's ...more
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Misfiring and fairly generic SF from the short-lived publisher.
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Free Comic Book Day comic. Would make a good Scifi series
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Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli
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