The Broadcast

The Broadcast

Graphic Novel - 2010
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"Already fighting a vicious storm, a rural Indiana town loses power halfway through Orson Welles' 'War of the worlds' broadcast having never learned the infamous radio play is 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 long suppressed emotions and unsettled conflicts surface, and it isn't long before all involved realize they have more to fear from each other than they do the 'alien invasion' heading their way"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : NBM Comics Lit, 2010.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781561635900
Call Number: GN HOB
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Tuazon, Noel


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Greg_library May 06, 2015

Violence: Some scenes of fighting, gun fire and a flashback showing the deaths of two men.

Greg_library May 06, 2015

Coarse Language: Some coarse language that may offend some readers, but only occasional and does not distract from the story.


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Greg_library May 06, 2015

A rural drama played out with the 1938 War of the Worlds "Panic Broadcast" as the catalyst for the escalation in tensions centered around a farm. The story is a new take on well-worn themes, and the sketched black-and-white artwork suggests that this may have started out as a storyboard for a movie concept. The tone and pace is very similar to a classic movie of the 1940s and 1950s. The writer and artist address adult themes racism and sexism which add a modern element. A decent read.


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Greg_library May 06, 2015

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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