December 2, 2017 2:56 AM   Subscribe

'Nada' was the comic book adaptation of Ray Nelson’s short story 'Eight O’Clock in the Morning'. You might know the story better from the film version.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (6 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
To quote a TV time traveler, "oh, boy..."
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:38 AM on December 2, 2017

Christ, "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" was a great story—I read it in the November 1963 F&SF and it's stayed with me ever since. The movie was worthy of it; the comic not so much.
posted by languagehat at 7:59 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

no, it's OBEY - easy mistake though
posted by idiopath at 7:59 AM on December 2, 2017

Didn't Stephen King write a story inspired by this one?
posted by Chrysostom at 10:48 AM on December 2, 2017

You're thinking of The Ten O'Clock People where you can see "them" by smoking just the right amount of nicotine.
posted by RobotHero at 10:59 AM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

One significant thematic difference between They Live and Eight O'Clock in the Morning is the first one of "them" that Nada kills. A "lovable old drunk" in Eight O'Clock and a police officer in They Live.

They come across as using human authority and structures of power, where the Fascinators are indifferent to that other than using the media to broadcast their messages.
posted by RobotHero at 11:12 AM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

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