Falling Skies

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In the heart of Boston, following the devastating events of an alien invasion, history professor Tom Mason and his sons meet up with the 2nd Mass, a militia group determined to wipe out the aliens. But with the militia's supplies running low, Tom must locate an old friend to equip him and his team in order to ensure the survival of the human race!

• Falling Skies is from DreamWorks Television and stars Noah Wyle

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Overview

In the heart of Boston, following the devastating events of an alien invasion, history professor Tom Mason and his sons meet up with the 2nd Mass, a militia group determined to wipe out the aliens. But with the militia's supplies running low, Tom must locate an old friend to equip him and his team in order to ensure the survival of the human race!

• Falling Skies is from DreamWorks Television and stars Noah Wyle

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  • ISBN-13: 9781595827371
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 988,085
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    A Vivid, Chilling, Believable Future History

    This intense graphic novel is beautifully written, drawn, inked, colored and lettered by a brilliant Dark Horse Comics team.

    This is "future history" - envisioned by Steven Spielberg for TNT Television, and fanatically and impressively brought into vivid life as a stunning story book.

    This is a family drama; the survival of the Mason family: a college history professor and his three boys, Matt, Ben and Hall.

    And another family. The family of Mankind.

    Aliens, as ugly as an octopus-spider-prawn stew. Batplane kamikaze flyers. And horrifying robot mecha. Tall agile raptors like the two-legged scout walkers from"The Empire Strkes Back". But these exude the creepy brutality of an H.R. Giger nightmare creature from "Alien".

    Why, why and why? Why are the aliens here? Why are they enslaving human children with painful spinal harnesses? And why are the starving, almost unarmed humans even bothering to fight back?

    Rational, irrational, or completely freaked, the humans respond with believably rational violence towards the invaders, and responsible care towards each other.

    "Falling Skies" is not preachy; it is not cliched, despite the stereotyped, implacable aliens. Old fashioned patriotism? Sure, but in the same timeless way of another time of world war when the sky was falling: the Battle of Lepanto. Read the tales told by Cervantes, and the poetry of G.K. Chesterton, and you'll likely get the same goosebumps.

    An unlikely leader.

    An unstoppable foe.

    And the lesson that winners take the long view that survival comes first and gung-ho glory comes last.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Amazing

    I was, surprizingly, not all that interested in the show at all, but my dad taped it anyways. I was bored one week, and thought "what the hey, lets watch it". Upon watching it, i was addicted, I normally just like shows, but this one was different. With an extreme love for the show comes the 'need' to buy as many related items as possible, including this graphic novel. I am a bookworm who hates books with pictures, but i still bought this. I began reading it, expecting these crappy drawings that hardly look like the characters at all, and was astonished at the accuracy of these images. The dialogue was also surprizing in my eyes, considering how they nailed the voices, even through a book. Coming from a person who hates graphic novels, I am giving this a five star rating, and I am also hoping that more of these get published with the stories of what happens between seasons, while we as the audience watch the thrilling sci-fi show.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

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    Alien Smackdown by American War Heros

    This is the most beautiful of the covers, I think, from artist Juan Ferreyra. Andrew Dalhouse, the colorist for the series, has also done a superb job of making Ferreyra's drawings come to life. It does justice to the work we see within the pages of both of the comics I read. I'm agog at the range of drawing and conceptual imagery the artists have. There's a lot of pure entertainment just in that fine detail in this series. The characters are not only well defined in drawing but they also come alive with their vocabulary. Writer, Paul Tobin knows just the right thing to have them say to keep our interest whetted. Pictures alone cannot do this...can't tell an absorbing dystopian story of this kind without the development of characters and relationships. It all works in Falling Skies. It's great to read the interworkings of women and men as heros and planning partners against the aliens. The aliens are such a wonder to observe! The claw-suspended brainiac aliens themselves are called "Skitters" by the survivors, and their gigantic, robotic battle/weapons are called "Mechans." I loved seeing every detail of these creatures. Such imaginations...but not so far-fetched that one couldn't imagine them being real and the "mechans" being easily made by a capable scientific world such as ours. Hmmmm I loved the humor in this series, too. Lest we forget that comics are supposed to be comical...the picture of an alien-as-deer-head on the front of a truck was killer! LOL I'm a new convert to comics/graphic novels. Dark Horse Comics is actually the conduit I've chosen to lead me through my baby steps. My experience has been very positive. I love the quality, the variety of choices and the ease of shopping with them directly from their own website. I also love the comics and creators they use...absolutely excellent quality all around. Look for my other reviews on Dark Horse Comics coming very soon! * Do you have any memories of favorite comics from days past? I used to love Superman when I was a young teen living in Augsburg, Germany, as a military brat...no tv!! :] 5 stars for fun and fabulosity!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    love falling skies tv

    love karenyh

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