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Information is power. In the 21 Century, the global currency is no longer oil or gold but information. And he who possesses it possesses the world. There is one place on the planet where the most valuable information is mined, a place that prides itself on ‘mental fracking’, promising to extract any secret from any individual using any means possible. It is perhaps the intelligence community’s darkest secret, aligned to no one polictical system or state, an autonomous institute, free of state manipulation. The identity of its controller, the mysterious Number One, is unknown. It is a place so secret, some believe it to be a myth. It is The Village.

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V2 The Prisoner

Welcome to the Village… Set twenty years after the final episode of The Prisoner television series, Shattered Visage follows former secret service agent Alice Drake who awakens one day to find herself washed up on the shores of THE VILLAGE, shipwrecked and marooned, following a mysterious storm. In the most derelict and deserted Village she stumbles across the original NUMBER SIX, now an old man, who is still locked into a decades-old conflict with his old nemesis NUMBER TWO. Meanwhile, back in London, conflicting intelligence agencies fight to gain control of The Village, and the deadly secret lying at its very core. Written by Dean Motter (Mr. X, Wolverine, Grendel: Red, White and Black, Will Eisner’s The Spirit and Batman: Black & White) and Mark Askwith (Batman, Justice League International), and drawn by Dean Motter. This is the critically acclaimed, officially authorized sequel to the ground-breaking classic 1960s cult TV show The Prisoner. This collection also includes an introduction written by Abigail McKern, daughter of Leo McKern, who played the role of NUMBER TWO. “Shattered Visage is a fitting sequel to The Prisoner” – Ferretbrain.com “It ‘had me at hello’ and gets my highest recommendation.” – blogintomystery.com “As good at it gets.” – the-night-cruiser-blogspot.com

V1 The Prisoner

Information is power. In the 21 Century, the global currency is no longer oil or gold but information. And he who possesses it possesses the world. There is one place on the planet where the most valuable information is mined, a place that prides itself on ‘mental fracking’, promising to extract any secret from any individual using any means possible. It is perhaps the intelligence community’s darkest secret, aligned to no one polictical system or state, an autonomous institute, free of state manipulation. The identity of its controller, the mysterious Number One, is unknown. It is a place so secret, some believe it to be a myth. It is The Village.

V1 The Prisoner

Following a botched mission in the Middle East, MI5 agent Breen’s partner and lover, Carey, was taken by the mysterious intelligence organization known only as The Village. Ordered by his station-head, Section, to gain access to The Village and liquidate Carey before she could be forced to give up her highly classified information, Breen refused the order, dramatically quitting the service and going rogue instead. He broke into the UK’s most closely guarded installations and stole the secret behind project Pandora, the UK’s most highly classified secret, determined to trade the information with The Village for Carey’s safe release. Becoming a target for both British Intelligence and The Village, Breen escaped to his safe house in Tuscany. However, four days later, a knock-out gas was pumped into his bolt hole and Breen awoke to find himself a ‘guest’ of The Village.

V1 The Prisoner

Tasked with infiltrating the mysterious Village, MI5 agent Breen achieved his objective by seemingly going rogue. Only his boss, Section, knew that it was just an act and promised to vouch for his innocence on completion of the mission. The ruse worked and Breen found himself a prisoner of the Village and was renamed Number Six. However, to his horror he discovered that Section had also been abducted, forcing Number Six to lead a daring escape, along with Section and his fellow agent and ex-lover Carey. Together they escaped The Village in a highjacked London Double Decker bus. After successfully evading a squad of Rovers, they drove through the night until the bus finally broke down, hours away from the Village. There, while eating a sandwich and staring at the stars, Number Six took out his gun, and with no warning shot himself dead.

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Having failed to trick Number Six with a virtual-reality simulation, The Village turned the full might of its ‘mind-fracking’ technology on the ex-MI5 agent, leaving him in a catatonic state. Left in the ‘Zombie Ward’, Number Six was saved by the other ‘mind-fracked’ inhabitants of The Village who telepathically restored his shattered psyche, urging him to tell the world about them. Number Six removed his tracking device and force-fed it to one of the guards before escaping to the beach. There, a Rover emerged from the sea and, ignoring Number Six, killed the guard instead before returning back to the sea. Number Six followed the Rover back to its underwater lair and made his way inside the control center of The Village. There he discovered files about himself and a mysterious message that read: ‘Be Seeing You…’ Hearing a gunshot, Number Six discovered that Carey had killed Number Two and was now the new head of The Village…

V1 The Prisoner

Welcome to The Village. MI5 agent Breen has been ordered to break into the most secure and secret intelligence location in the world, codenamed The Village, and either rescue or liquidate a fellow agent – and lover – called Carey, before vital information she carries can be extracted. Subsequently, he awakens to find himself renamed Number Six, and a prisoner of The Village and its mysterious controller known only as Number Two. Now Number Six is about to discover that when it comes to The Village, nothing is what it seems and that reality is fluid, as he struggles to unwrap the mystery of The Village and the secrets behind its true architect. Written by Peter Milligan (‘Shade The Changing Man’, ‘Enigma’, ‘Face’) and drawn by Colin Lorimer (‘The X-Files’, ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Millennium’). This critically acclaimed, all-new story sees a return to The Village, made famous by the classic 1960s TV show The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan. “With a well-crafted narrative and sharp artwork, this issue picks up the torch from the classic series.” – The GWW “You are Number Six. I am Number One. And this is 9 out of 10.” – Comicosity “Brings the mystery of The Village into the 21st Century.” – Broken Frontier

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