Friday, August 22, 2014

Meteor Men

Author:  Jeff Parker

Artist:  Sandy Jarrell

Publisher:  Oni Press

First Publication:  October 15, 2014

Source:  Net Galley

Graphic Novel Challenge #30

I was a huge fan of the Winston SF Series when I was growing up.  Jeff Parker has captured some of the feel of those books in "Meteor Men".

Alden Baylor is sitting in a field watching a meteor shower, little realizing that it signals the arrival of aliens on Earth.

Parker comes up with some original ideas for how the aliens interact with humanity.  I like the way he did not just rehash other alien contact stories.  Keeping the story focused on Alden helps it to stay grounded.  Parker writes Alden like a teenager and not like an adult.  I feel that helps the story.

The art by Sandy Jarrell is new to me.  Jarrell's art is organic and perfectly complements Parker's story.

Highly recommended for readers of all ages.

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