Synopses & Reviews
In this thought provoking graphic novel, Will Eisner continues to analyze the impact that events of an extraordinary nature have on the lives of everyday people. Using a signal from outer space that proves the existence of extraterrestrial life as a catalyst, Eisner examines the different ways that different people react and deal with such a monumental occurrence. Combining intrigue, politics, espionage, murder and humor, this epic gives an insightful look into global events from a humanistic point of view.
Following his highly acclaimed A Contract with God, which initiated the modern graphic novel, Will Eisner came back in 1978 with this fast-paced, engaging tale of espionage and power. When a signal from intelligent life in outer space is received here on Earth, it triggers a mad race for information and power. At the center of it all is CIA operative Jim Bludd, who is forced to extreme measures to keep himself and the mysterious woman he loves alive.
About the Author
Will Eisner's career spans the entire history of comic books, from his formative days in the 1930s through the 1940s, when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series, The Spirit, to the 1970s, when he created the contemporary graphic novel form. In addition to his award-winning graphic novels, he is the author of the influential study Comics and Sequential Art.