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The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet
     

The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet

by David Gallaher, Steve Ellis (Illustrator)
 

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If you were the onlly living boy on the planet, what would you do?

When 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home, he finds himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Now every day is a struggle to survive. Luckily, Erik quickly makes friends like Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess

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If you were the onlly living boy on the planet, what would you do?

When 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home, he finds himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Now every day is a struggle to survive. Luckily, Erik quickly makes friends like Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He'll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.
The Only Living Boy is rollicking adventure in the tradition of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA and PERCY JACKSON. Gorgeous artwork from illustrator Steve Ellis helps make this one of the most eagerly anticipated graphic novels of the season.

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School Library Journal
04/01/2016
Gr 4–7—Twelve-year-old Erik is running away, and he stops to spend the night in the shelter of a rock outcrop in New York City's Central Park. When he wakes up, he finds himself in an alternate version of the city, complete with monstrous creatures baring their enormous teeth and an evil-looking dragon sitting atop the Empire State Building. Erik gets knocked out during a fight with the monsters and wakes up in a prison cell, where he learns that he is the only living human left in the world. He decides to free his fellow prisoners and fight back against their captor, an evil scientist named Doctor Once. Erik's escape leads him to further adventures in an underground kingdom, built under what was once New York City. This action-packed graphic novel is filled with vividly colored and incredibly detailed illustrations of a wide variety of fantasy creatures, some terrifying and some endearing. From start to finish, the story line proceeds at a breakneck pace, with sometimes abrupt scene changes and little room for character development. However, readers who enjoy constant action and huge fight scenes will find much to like in this volume, and they will arrive at the end breathless and ready for the next installment in the series. VERDICT A fun offering for comic fans who love action and adventure.—Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629914435
Publisher:
Papercutz
Publication date:
03/08/2016
Series:
Only Living Boy Series , #1
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,361,160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Author David Gallaher has received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon for DC Comics. David was an early pioneer of digital comics developing projects for Marvel as well as Box 13 – the first comic designed specifically for the iPhone – for ComiXology. He has served as a consultant for Random House, The NYPD, and McGraw-Hill.
Illustrator Steve Ellis has worn many hats working as an illustrator, author, art director and concept designer. Over his varied career he has created artwork and conceived projects for companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Random House, Impact books, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, AMC, Scholastic Books, Impact books, Rogue Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment and many others. Recently he has developed the award winning comic series High Moon for DC Comics as well as acted as the lead designer, storyboard artist and illustrator on AMC's Breaking Bad: The Cost of Doing Business and The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning games.

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