Satellite Sam

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Satellite Sam
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Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJuly 2013
No. of issues15
Creative team
Created byMatt Fraction and Howard Chaykin
Written byMatt Fraction
Artist(s)Howard Chaykin

Satellite Sam is a creator-owned American comic book series by Matt Fraction and American artist Howard Chaykin distributed by Image Comics starting in July 2013.[1]


Carlyle White, a children's television show presenter in the 1950s, is found dead with a box of photographs of scantily clad women in provocative positions. His son believes the box of photographs is the key to solving his father's murder. The story follows Carlyle's son, a recovering alcoholic, as he steps into his father's shoes as the television character Satellite Sam, deals with his addictions, and wrangles producers, writers, and journalists during the nascent days of television.[2]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Satellite Sam Vol. 1 Satellite Sam #1-5 March 2014 9781607068525
Satellite Sam Vol. 2: Satellite Sam and the Kinescope Snuff Satellite Sam #6-10 October 2014 9781632151209
Satellite Sam Vol. 3: Satellite Sam and the Limestone Caves of Fire Satellite Sam #11-15 August 2015 9781632154057
Satellite Sam Deluxe Edition Satellite Sam #1-15 October 2015 9781632154781


  1. ^ Rich Johnston Image Announces Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin,, 14 July 2012
  2. ^ Joseph Hughes Image Announces New Series from Rucka, Fraction, Casey, Deconnick, Chaykin and more Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine,, 14 Jul 2012