So, there’s this group of performers out of Austin, Texas who go on tour through local and national theatres and perform their graphic novel. That’s right, they perform it.
The performers project their comics onto a movie screen and act out all the parts in the book. I’ve never had a chance to see them perform–as far as I know, they’ve never come to the Seattle area, but it sounds like one hell of a lot of fun. I can say that because I’ve read a collection of the first seven issues of The Intergalactic Nemesis on the printed page, and I had an absolutely fantastic time.
The series is full of wonderful pulpy goodness. It takes place, like all great pulpy works do, in the midst of the Great Depression, when men were men, women were tough, mad scientists wanted to rule the world, and aliens flew great, bug-like spaceships.
This adventure has many twists and turns, great revelations, surprising mysteries, and characters that transcend their genre trappings (and kind of get stuck under your skin).
Editor’s Note: See today’s Silver Soapbox for a column by Jason Neulander about the Intergalactic Nemesis stage play and comic.