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Nightly News #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jonathan Hickman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 1, 2006 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
9.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"I'M MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" As an act of violence spirals out of control to encompass the entirety of the news media, a cult has emerged from the errors and retractions that have ruined careers, marriages and even lives. Under direction from his cult master, The Hand leads an army of followers committed to revolution, willing to die for their cause.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Nov 9, 2006

    The Nightly News is a very clever take on cults, told in a way that only comic books can deliver it. Come to think of it, Halloween was only a week ago. This comic book is also a good fit for that holiday. It's a scary look at what cults can do for a vulnerable man. Living inside his brain for 32 pages was a spooky experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Book Corps - Lilian Sue Aug 7, 2017

    Overall, the 6-part series beautifully illustrated the anger and the desire for revenge on the part of those whose lives had been ruined beyond repair by the media. The statistics backed up by the conversations reporters, editors and politicians had amongst themselves painted a bleak picture of how far media indoctrination has brainwashed people into believing what they have is free will. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 29, 2006

    Hickmans artwork isnt the only thing that will earn him favorable comparisons to Brian Wood and his cutting-edge contributions to the medium. The political and social nature of his storytelling is part of it as well, but so is his in-your-face approach. Just as Wood has done with Channel Zero and DMZ, Hickman has climbed to the top of a building to scream through a megaphone, shouting truth, denouncing apathy and calling for action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Raist819 Aug 25, 2019

    The Occupy Wall Street stuff is very dated, but the cynical examination of mass media will never go out of style.

    Even in his early work, Hickman’s love for infographics and breaking the story with info-dumps was readily apparent.

    Not as good as his later work, when he exchanged politics for science fiction, but it is worth going back to see where he started.

  • 8.0
    Josecab79 Jan 9, 2021

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