The Nightly News

October 15, 2007 | Trades


The Nightly News
Jonathan Hickman
Image Comics
$16.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Being tried and convicted in the media instead of a court of law is, sadly, becoming more and more commonplace.
A man is arrested and accused of committing a heinous crime. He is on every newscast, website and newspaper cover and the crimes he is accused of become branded to his image. It doesn’t matter if, months or years later, he is acquitted or the charges are dropped — the damage is done and that person’s life is often ruined.
In Jonathan Hickman’s The Nightly News, a group of people who have lost everything they held dear under the weight of media scrutiny are brought together to form “The Cult of the Voice” — whose mission is to repay the press for their treatment with a reign of blood, bombs and bullets.
Led by Brother John Guyton, the Hand of the Voice (and the only one who is allowed to hear the leader’s instructions directly), the cult starts taking out members of the media at a shocking rate, while politicians and billionaire media owners bicker over what can be done to protect the press.
Can anything stop this cult before they critically hamper journalists’ ability to do their jobs?
Hickman sheds a telling light on the perils of modern media and, better still, does so with a gripping narrative that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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