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They've been hired to think the UNTHINKABLE. But what happens when the unthinable actually happens? After 9-11, best-selling author Alan Ripley joins a government think tank consisting of the most imaginative minds in diverse fields. Their job? Think of nightmare scenarios and crippling terrorist attacks so the government can safeguard against them. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Boom Town (first published 2010)
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47Time
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-fiction
The rugged artwork is a good choice here, but the large cast makes it a bit difficult to follow who is doing what. While the story sounds believable and based on fact, there are moments that seem too much like scripted movie scenes. If it's so easy to destabilize the world, why didn't some bad guy organization do it already? There are plenty who want to. This story takes a shortcut and goes straight to implementing the end of the world. Like in movie world, a small group of individuals is able t ...more
Devon Munn
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one had quite an interesting premise and the story was fun to follow even if it was a little hard for me to follow and it could get very info-dumpy at times
David
Nov 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kind of fun, but a little too complicated. A secret government office hires a handful of cranks to dream up doomsday scenarios. It’s a cool idea, it’s probably been done. The scenarios start actually occurring and the prognosticating protagonist is drawn into stopping them. Then things get crazy. His Navy SEAL brother is dead, but maybe not. The mercenary outfit he started might be on the wrong side. The hero’s father might be a villain. Everyone else in the world might also be a villain. There ...more
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It felt rushed the whole way through. It was like a Hollywood action film, and not in a good way.
Artur Coelho
Aug 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Imaginem um grupo de discussão muito especial, com especialistas em diferentes áreas que têm em comum a capacidade de imaginar o pior dentro dos seus campos. Juntos, têm como missão imaginar cenários impensáveis, onde as mais improváveis combinações de tecnologias e tendências se combinam em possibilidades ameaçadoras. Um romancista, uma microbióloga, um advogado, um hacker, um ambientalista, um cientista nuclear e um líder religioso apocalíptico são recrutados por uma organização obscura com po ...more
John Wiswell
Mar 20, 2010 rated it liked it
The premise has been done so many times that even TV shows have used it (most recently on Psych): a panel of experts are gathered, used to create theories on how something bad might happen, and then the people behind the panel ironically use the theories. Mark Sable's "Unthinkable" could be excruciating, but thanks to his disturbing imagination, Julian Tedesco's visual style, and the topic, the book becomes morbidly fascinating.

The topic? Terrorism post-9/11. Our panel unwittingly writes our ter
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Alan
Jan 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
While 4 stars might feel a little high for this trade, author Mark Sable crafts a credible thriller that adds the tech back into techno-thriller. Hollywood writer and novelist Alan Ripley is hired to join the government's think tank after 9/11. Along with a biologist, a preacher/end-times writer, a lawyer, a nuclear scientist, a hacker, and a conspiracy theory expert they are to dream up the worse things they can imagine so the government can plan to stop them.

Eight years later Ripley is sufferi
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Blake
Sep 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
An otherwise intriguing premise is fettered by its dollar-store clearinghouse of Democratic American talking points. Characters are leaden, improbable, pointless. Plot jumps around like an overstressed grasshopper. Art style is nice.
Sean
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great art with a decent contingency conspiracy story.
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Mark Sable is a writer for stage, screen, television and comics.

He is most noted as the writer/creator of the comics GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, GROUNDED, FEARLESS and HAZED for Image Comics and UNTHINKABLE for Boom! Studios.

Mark has worked on WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN: DARK REIGN for Marvel Comic and SUPERGIRL, TEEN TITANS: COLD CASE, TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: CYBORG and TWO-FACE: YEAR ONE for DC Comics. He h
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