What’s it about?
Set in 1938, THE BROADCAST is about a rural Indiana town that loses power halfway through Orson Welles’ infamous radio play having never learned the panic-inducing news bulletins are a hoax. Fearing the worst is upon them, four diverse families band together in an effort to make it through the night. Tensions build, however, as differences surface, and it isn’t long before all involved realize they have as much to fear from each other as they do the “alien invasion” heading their way.
The Broadcast is drawn by Noel Tuazon. His work on ELK’S RUN earned a Harvey nomination, and his most recent title, TUMOR, garnered rave reviews when it landed on the Amazon Kindle before being collected by Archaia. Eric Hobbes was involved with the webcomic Awakenings.
Who will be interested?
The Broadcast fills the void between character-driven indy books and the high-concept comics being produced by the big two. It’s perfect for readers who enjoyed Jeff Lemire’s THE NOBODY at Vertigo or the cinematic storytelling techniques used in Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of PARKER: THE HUNTER at IDW.
The concept behind The Broadcast is great! Orson Welles’ reading of The War Of The Worlds has left it’s mark in history, and creating a comic based around the terror and hysteria that resulted is brilliant. Noel has created moody, evocative pages which capture the spirit of the story.
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The Broadcast Trade Paperback
NBM Publishing US$13.99
Artwork by Noel Tuazon.
Diamond Item Code: JUN101062
Diamond Stock #STK421473