The Intergalactic Nemesis, a Live Action Graphic Novel


Ever wonder what a graphic novel would be like performed in person? That seems to be the rage lately with Kill Shakespeare, Titanium Rain and The Intergalactic Nemesis. The live theatrical experience mashes up radio drama with comic books.

People in the Missouri University of Science and Technology area can experience it themselves as a performance will be held February 8 at 7pm as part of the Leach Theatre Family Series. The show will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. They’re currently traveling the world performing.

The Intergalactic Nemesis features three actors voicing dozens of characters, a Foley artist creating hundreds of sound effects and a keyboardist providing the score, while more than 1,250 individual, full-color, hand-drawn, high-resolution comic book images are projected on a screen. The show has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show and on NPR’s All Things Considered.

The story was inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars pulp serials from the 1930s. The story features Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott. The trio faces the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and youth. Tickets are available online or from the Leach Theatre Box Office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 573-341-4219 for more information.

The Leach Family Series offers discounts for purchases of four or more tickets to this performance.

The show is sponsored in part by Results Radio KTTR 99.7 FM and 1490 AM.

Leach Theatre is a division of Missouri S&T’s student affairs department. For more information about the series, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.