In the mail a few days ago, an announcement for a multimedia performance at Ohio State’s Mershon Center on October 12th: a live-action graphic novel entitled The Intergalactic Nemesis.
From the website:
The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to Scotland to the Alps to Tunis to the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the very future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.
Explore this site to immerse yourself an epic journey of danger and adventure that we call The Intergalactic Nemesis.
Comic Book: Words and pictures collide in this silent telling of the story.
Radio Play: The sound is on CD. The pictures are in your mind! This story takes place in the 1930s and we’ve made it available in a 1930s format!
Live-action Graphic Novel: A mash-up of the radio play and comic book. We take the comic-book artwork, remove the word balloons, and project it panel-by-panel on a huge screen while three actors voice all the characters, one Foley Artist creates hundreds of sound effects, and a keyboardist performs the score.
The performance comes in two parts; each city on the tour gets one or the other (Columbus is getting the first):
Book One: Target Earth
Book Two: Robot Planet Rising