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The Intergalactic Nemesis—Book One: Target Earth

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© 2012, The Planet Zygon, artwork courtesy of Tim Doyle
The Intergalactic Nemesis Now On Tour
The Intergalactic Nemesis
Book One: Target Earth
A Live-Action Graphic Novel
For ages 7 and up
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 7 PM
"Pitch-perfect...totally nuts and a ton of fun! Do not miss it!”—The Austinist

Are you ready for an adventure? This one-of-a-kind theater spectacle mashes up radio drama and comic books. Three actors voicing dozens of characters, bunches of sound effects, and more than 1,000 colorful, hand-drawn images projected on a gigantic screen tell the story of reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott as they face planet Earth’s impending invasion by sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. Set in the year 1933, this lively sci-fi comedy captures the vibrant action of early comic books and radio broadcasting, while utilizing modern-day technology to bring the story to life.

Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and TBS’s Conan (with a guest performance by Conan O’Brien himself), Intergalactic Nemesis promises to engage comics fans of all ages with its signature blend of radio drama and uproariously fun storytelling. Combining punchy visuals with equally exciting acting and sound technology, the performance pays homage to a rich storytelling tradition, while standing on its own as a hilariously self-aware contemporary stage adventure. Creator Jason Neulander also likens the show to such adventure classics as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The Wex is thrilled to bring this show to Columbus audiences, especially on the heels of this year’s Mid-Ohio Comic Con and in anticipation of the opening of Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in 2013.

Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and The Ohio State University Libraries.

This event is presented in conjunction with the 200Columbus bicentennial celebrations, honoring the creative spirit of Columbus.
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