Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
Writer: Milton Lawson
Artist: Erik Whalen
Letters: Damon Kane
Cover: Dave Chisholm
Editor: Andrea Lorenzo Molinari
Publisher: Scout Comics
Story: 3.7 Stars
Interior Artwork: 3.6 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.7 Stars
Dialogue: 3.5 Stars
Mechanics: 3.2 Stars
Editing: 3.0 Stars
About the Book:
Orson Welles has died. As those around him try to pick up the pieces, some of the mysteries that surrounded him and his life. Things come to light and change the narrative on a few things about his life, and his actions.
Orson Welles has died, and as prolific of an entertainer as he was there was a side of him that was heavy in the science fiction world. This story goes down that theory and portrays it in comic form. What if War of the Worlds really happened? We all know that it was a work of science fiction, despite the chaos it caused.
But what if it was true? What would the government do to keep that information secret, how would they act when someone involved in the secrets passed away suddenly? This story is a wonderful story and makes people wonder when it comes to Orson Welles and his life. Making people wonder in the process.
The cover art is a wonderful rendition of the story inside, showing the face of Orson Welles superimposed on the background of space. Which fits right into the details of the comic as it involves extra-terrestrial.
The interior art is very well done, limited in color during most of the story, it uses color to highlight the part of the story that deals with the alien artifact that Orson Welles had in his possession at the time of his death, upon which it explodes with color to highlight a part of his past.
This story takes what we know about Orson Welles and puts that knowledge on its head and makes the reader re-think what they know about the man, the myth and the legend!
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