The Nightly News and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$12.21
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $4.78 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 18? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The Nightly News Paperback


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.21
$6.00 $5.50
Comic
"Please retry"
$3.08 $9.95

Frequently Bought Together

The Nightly News + Pax Romana + Transhuman
Price for all three: $35.44

Buy the selected items together
  • Pax Romana $12.48
  • Transhuman $10.75

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (September 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582407665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582407661
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
18
4 star
4
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 24 customer reviews
I want to hand it over and say, "See someone else is thinking like we do."
Nicholas Zinn
From the outset, he peppers his panels with separate factoids regarding the corporate media, undoubtedly stoking the readers' emotional involvement in the story.
gonzobrarian
I first read this story in a somewhat battered copy from my library, and it was most likely one of the first comics I ever read.
Niel J.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Zinn on September 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am still in shock about what this story did for me. I heard some good things about Nightly News, but nothing prepared me for the unsettling hold it had for the duration of the experience.

To boil it down, it's about a group/cult of people dedicated to change the news by destroying their reporters by any means necessary. If this was all it entailed then I would've just thought it was ok and moved on. He goes for the jugular and exposes why journalism is tainted and shouldn't be trusted anymore. The visual style Mr. Hickman brings to each page makes my graphic designer/creative mind drool with envy. Comics are not done this way for more than a few pages, but he throws the traditional out the door and moves with a palate that is overwhelming and mezmerizing on every page.

I had to slow down and read each chapter to take in all the details wrapped in it. He throws statistics that are great ammunition toward convincing me that tv is no good (not that I didn't know that already, but it reenforces it). I don't want to give too much away, but just flipping through the book demand that I read it. This is a rare breed of work that moves me like Fight Club, Donnie Dark and anything by Daniel Quinn. It makes us look at the world around us and want to change it, while providing an entertaining story. This is a book that I want to buy copies for friends and give out. I want to hand it over and say, "See someone else is thinking like we do."

I cannot give it anymore higher praise and hope others will latch on and love this series like I do.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Uthor on September 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Nightly News is a condemnation of the corporate news media in the US which favors profits and ratings over facts, thus leaving lives ruined in the pursuit of stories.

The story follows a terroristic cult as it kills and executes dozens of news people in an effort to force the rest to stick to factual news reporting and not sensationalistic story reporting.

The main drive of the story, however, is a mystery as to who The Voice really is and what his goals are.

Obviously, the author doesn't believe in going out and killing dozens of people is a solution to the problem (and makes it very clear throughout the story), but the story is peppered with facts and figures that make the reader question everything from control of the media, to globalization, to public schools. It is a dense story with a lot of information to take in on every page.

Not enough can be said about the artwork. It is very far from traditional comic art, ignoring traditional panel layouts for a style best described as "graphic design." The pages are laid out as infographics, with even charts and graphs popping up from time to time. There are lots of straight lines (including rectangular word balloons) and solid shapes. Everything is neat and orderly, which makes a huge impression when chaotic violence breaks out. Within these stylized graphics and layouts are realistic figures. This is all topped off with a monochromatic color scheme. It is like nothing else seen in comic books.

The only complaint is that the figures of the very large cast tend to blend together. It is hard to tell the dozen or so characters apart with the heavy inking and limited color pallet. You are reduced to trying to figure out which spiky-haired or glasses-wearing person you are looking at. Part of this is intentional, especially among the interchangeable TV news personalities, but it makes reading difficult.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Davidson on September 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
"Nightly News" is a thoughtful, inventive polemic. I was expecting this to be boring and pretentious, but it's not at all dull (it is very pretentious, however). Especially given the polarization in news and politics today, it's quite an accomplishment that a reader can find much to like here on either side of the political spectrum.

Basically this is a concept book and not one where you care about the various protagonists - or can even tell them apart. As noted by other reviewers the dark artwork, though visually stunning, makes it really hard to distinguish the characters. The constant jumping around between time frames doesn't help either.

Still, it's a beautiful book, very well written and with a pointed message.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By darklordzden on August 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
America, The Present: The first ominous shots ring out and the pedestrians fall to their knees; the news crews arrive with their usual ghoulish precision...and then find themselves targeted. The opening battle in a war prosecuted against a corrupt self-serving media has just been declared by the ominous "Brotherhood Of The Voice": a cult made up of a psychopathically dedicated group of people who have all, in some way or another, had their lives destroyed by a media more concerned with sensationalism and the pursuit of ratings than truth. But who commands the brotherhood? What are their aims? And just far are they prepared to go in their quest?

"The Nightly News" was the world's introduction to the breath-taking talents of Jonathan Hickman, a writer and artist who, with this debut, almost single-handedly redefined the term "graphic novel" itself with his ingenious use of classical graphic design techniques. When I first read this book at the time of its original publication, I felt a frisson of amazement run up my spine as I realized that I was witnessing the arrival of a talent to rival the likes of Will Eisner and Alan Moore.

In terms of the story itself, Hickman's tale manages to combine a relentlessly compulsive thriller (peopled with frighteningly believable, flawed characters) with an astonishingly prescient expose of the corruption and hypocrisy endemic to modern media and governance. As other reviewers have observed, "Network" and "Fight Club" are thematic touchstones - as is Alan J. Pakula's massively underrated seventies conspiracy thriller, "The Parallax View".
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa66a8834)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?