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.