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Groom Lake by Chris Ryall, Ben Templesmith

* The truth is out...er, under there? In the remote Nevada desert there sits a dry lakebed called Groom Lake, and under that land resides a secret base that holds all the secrets of the world. Not this world, either. Karl Bauer's father disappeared on him a year ago, but he didn't just go out for cigarettes in the usual way of abandoning his kid. Turns out his father was an alien abductee who was sent back with altered DNA that has forever changed Karl's life, too. Karl is drawn - okay, taken - to a secret base under Groom Lake in Nevada where he's drawn into a plot to weaponize alien technology in the form of a new Manhattan Project. Karl, who is befriended by a cynical female worker and a group of unpredictable aliens, leads an escape from the base even while closely pursued by a worldwide organization that will kill to preserve the greatest secret in (in-)human history. There's nowhere on the planet to hide and beyond even that, Karl faces the twin threats of his altered DNA and a group of aliens whose true motivations are otherworldly, to say the least. * Writer Chris Ryall and artist Ben Templesmith present a tale of abductions and probings, conspiracies and secrets.

About the Author

Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer at IDW Publishing and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots with Ashley Wood. Ryall has also co-created and written Groom Lake, The Colonized, The Hollows, and Onyx, and has also written adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Richard Matheson. He is also the co-author of a prose book about comics, Comic Books 101, and has written comics based on the Transformers, the band Kiss, Mars Attacks, Weekly World News, and, currently, Hasbro's Rom. Ryall and ZvR co-creator Ashley Wood were nominated for the 2006 Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Ben Templesmith is a New York Times best selling artist and writer most widely known for his work in the comic book industry where he has received multiple nominations for the International Horror Guild Awards as well as the industry's top prize, the Eisner Award. He also won a Spike TV Scream Award. As a creator, his most notable works have been 30 Days of Night (which spawned a major motion picture) and Fell. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, as well as Welcome to Hoxford, and Singularity 7, all of which he also wrote.

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Publication date

14th October 2009

Author

Chris Ryall, Ben Templesmith

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Publisher

Idea & Design Works

Format

Paperback
124 pages

Categories

Graphic novels

ISBN

9781600105364

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