The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SATELLITE SAM #1 from Image Comics. Matt Fraction writes and Howard Chaykin draws.

A lot of TV shows in the 1950s were live, and Satellite Sam is no exception. It’s on the air, and its star Carlyle White is nowhere to be found. The crew are in an uproar, and the cast does their best to stall for time. They send someone to find him, and she does—in his apartment, dead on the floor. White’s son Michael is thrown on the set to replace him, and then has to deal with the aftermath of his father’s mysterious death.

This book has an interesting noir feel to it, which may just be the murder mystery storyline. But being set in the 50s gives it a certain repressive darkness and added mystery element, too. We’re also going to learn a lot about the private life of Carlyle White, as is Michael, and I think that will be the heart of this story arc. And where it goes after that will be really cool to see.

We get a couple of masters working their craft in this title, and it’s quite exciting to watch and think about the possibilities. You don’t need me to tell you to get this book.

SATELLITE SAM #1 is available now at your LCS or online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )