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Drama set in the early days of television

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Satellite Sam Deluxe HC by Howard Chaykin (2015-10-29) - Howard Chaykin



Set in 1951, this series (black and white in my digital edition) deals with Satellite Sam, a successful science fiction series during the early days of television. It’s about the workings, the competitiveness and machinations of 1950s television as well as solving a mystery about the show’s star. Blackmail, racism, murder and perversion are all part of the mix.


Perfect era for Howard Chaykin’s artwork (see The Shadow) but sometimes I had trouble remembering which character is which despite a castlist at the beginning (pain to keep accessing in the digital format).It also features good writing by Matt Fraction. Plenty of sex and violence if that’s your bag.