Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fangirl Summer Advance Review: Meteor Men by Parker & Jarrell

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I received a complimentary download of this graphic novel  from Netgalley in exchange for a review.

This gorgeous cover, and the fact that it was from Oni Press made this an instant request. I recently read and reviewed Jeff’s Bucko, so I was happy to read more from him. This story takes place on a warm winter night where a group has gathered to watch the largest meteor shower in history. The crowd is gathered on young Alden Baylor’s property. Alden has recently lost his parents to a car accident, and he moves through his days finding solace in the familiar and repetitive.
Alden’s life dramatically changes when one of the comets lands on his property. The next morning when he and his guardian go to view the meteorite they find it has cracked in half and it looks like something was inside. Soon thousands of these meteorites are being discovered all across the planet, and a large number of humans are disappearing. When Alden connects with one of the aliens he finds out how they made it to earth and what their presence means to mankind as a whole.
This story unfolds beautifully. It has the overall feel of a classic Alien Invasion story paired with a satisfying mystery. Sandy Jarrell’s art is stunning. I’m a huge fan of the work Sandy is doing on Batman 66. He brings that same wonderful color palate to this project and so much more.The ending of this story has the potential for more stories, and I really hope that promise comes to fruition some day.

This is my 15th Book for Coyer Summer Vacation

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