- 1951: Carlyle White — creator and star of the daily children's show
Satellite Sam — turns up dead in the last place a struggling young television network wants its star to be found. His accidental death reveals a secret life, and the discoveries his son makes trying to piece together his father’s last days will send him spiraling down a dark path of murder,
sex, and obsession. This midnight-black roman noir weaves true stories of TV's golden age together with harrowing portraits of broken men and women struggling to hold on to their souls under bright lights and tabloid celebrity.
- By the award-winning team of Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals,
ODY-C) and Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss, American Flagg!,
The Shadow), this omnibus edition features all fifteen issues of
Satellite Sam, plus special bonus materials and an all-new epilogue created especially for this collection.
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Matt Fraction started creating comics with the smaller publishers, like AiT/Planet Lar and IDW Publishing. He is also known for his work on The Five Fists of Science and Casanova, as well as a number of series for Marvel Comics. Fraction is currently working on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, Thor and Invincible Iron Man, the latter of which led to his consulting work on the set of the film Iron Man 2. He lives in Portland, OR.
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Satellite Sam Omnibus based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Drama set in the early days of television Set in 1951, this series (black and white in my digital edition) deals with Satellite Sam, a successful science fiction series during the early days of television. It’s about the workings, the competitiveness and machinations of 1950s television as well as solving a mystery about the show’s star. Blackmail, racism, murder and perversion are all part of the mix. Perfect era for Howard Chaykin’s artwork (see The Shadow) but sometimes I had trouble remembering which character is which despite a castlist at the beginning (pain to keep accessing in the digital format).It also features good writing by Matt Fraction. Plenty of sex and violence if that’s your bag.