"Orson Welles: Warrior of the Worlds" is a comic/graphic novel series about Orson Welles and his secret life defending Earth from aliens.
Writer: Milton Lawson.
Credits: Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar, Roger Ebert and Me.
Artist: Erik Whalen.
Credits: Spirit Drifters, Dis Connect.
“Orson Welles: Warrior of the Worlds” is a graphic novel series with the premise that Orson Welles's legendary “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast was not a prank: an alien invasion really happened. After Welles's first interaction with aliens, he joins an organization that defends Earth from extraterrestrial threats and lives a double life as a film director by day, alien-hunter by night.
The structure of the story is inspired by “Citizen Kane.” When Orson Welles dies, he leaves Paula, a lifelong friend and filmmaking collaborator, a clue that leads her to search for answers to many mysteries Welles left behind. She soon finds herself in over her head - amidst secret government agents, laser guns, and powerful alien technology. Her curiosity puts her on an irresistible path to adventure. Film lovers will find several easter eggs and Welles aficionados will notice thematic parallels between our alien-hunting warrior and the maverick film director.
"I'm a devoted cinephile and a long-time fan of Orson Welles, it's a dream come true to be able to tell a story starring Welles. I'm thrilled by the opportunity to work with Scout Comics. METALSHARK BRO and CANOPUS are comic titles that have inspired me with their inventiveness and ability to use the comics medium to tell imaginative, original stories." -Milton Lawson