Unearthly, Volume 1

Unearthly, Volume 1

by Ted Naifeh
     
 

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From the Eisner-nominated creator of Courtney Crumrin comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and interstellar bad boys!

Ann was once shy and withdrawn until her crush on pretty boy Jem makes her take notice of the world around her. But her blossoming love life hits a snag when Jem attracts the attentions of Rae, the most beautiful girl in school.

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Overview

From the Eisner-nominated creator of Courtney Crumrin comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and interstellar bad boys!

Ann was once shy and withdrawn until her crush on pretty boy Jem makes her take notice of the world around her. But her blossoming love life hits a snag when Jem attracts the attentions of Rae, the most beautiful girl in school.

Sure, it might seem like your average high school love triangle... until an identity-snatching alien from outer space jumps into the fray and things go helter-skelter!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ann is a wallflower; she hides in her high school behind glasses and a book, with only her best friend, Nikki, as a confidant. She falls for Jem, a pretty boy nerd in her English class. There's just one catch-he's dating Rae, the drop-dead gorgeous, ultra-popular volley ball star. And he might be an alien. Ann fumbles through the awkwardness of young love, making mistakes and running afoul of Shane, the local rebel. Nikki effervesces and offers incompetent advice. Rae hides her hurt feelings behind a vicious facade. And Jem transforms overnight from a shy and sensitive bookworm to a punk who thinks nothing of beating up Shane in the bathroom. This manga may masquerade as science fiction, but it is really an elegantly crafted portrait of a girl's journey through adolescence. Ann's social screwups are familiar to anyone who's lived through high school, and her struggle to do the right thing is all the more heroic because of her flaws. There are no two-dimensional characters in the story by Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), and Unearthly doesn't sugarcoat the horrors of high school. Damaso's Ameri-manga art is clean and engaging. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937867591
Publisher:
Seven Seas Entertainment
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
Ted Naifeh's Unearthly Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,101,140
File size:
104 MB
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Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ted Naifeh is the Eisner award winning writer and artists behind such hit comics as Gloomcookie, Polly and the Pirates, and Courtney Crumrin.

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