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The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet Hardcover – March 8, 2016
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"Boy meets (alien) world in the excellent scifi adventure comic The Only Living Boy."--io9
"Ellis' full-color art looks like something right out of a classic fantasy comic... The episodic plot and quick-fire pace will appeal to reluctant readers hoping for a big payoff from a small package."-- BOOKLIST
"Gallaher's fantastic story & exotic locales are filled with dangerous creatures but his characters are instantly relatable to young readers. They grapple with issues like intolerance, finding self confidence, and feeling like the odd person out."-- THE GOOD MEN PROJECT
"An all-ages adventure book inspired by pulp serials, Saturday morning cartoons, Jack Kirby, and even the music of Paul Simon."--MENTAL FLOSS
"A hero with memory loss, scaly monsters, alien heroines, giant evil dragons, underground cities, secrets, this is adventuresome, fast-paced alternate reality action with engaging, layered characters and great, great drawing. Everything you could possibly want in a comic."
-- Nick Abadzis, Writer of LAIKA
"Gallaher's story presents a classic tale of fantasy exploration."-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Paul Pope and Jack Kirby never had a chance to work together, but if they had, it would be only slightly less awesome than this."--Mark Waid, Writer of DAREDEVIL, KINGDOM COME, and FLASH
"[David Gallaher's] career has been spent kind of on the front lines of comic book innovation."--- DEN OF GEEK (US)
"A modern masterpiece for all ages. I wish more comics were like this." -- Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer of HARLEY QUINN and JONAH HEX
"A young lad named Erik runs away from home and finds himself the sole human child capable of saving an unfriendly new world. Add in a mermaid and a bug lady, and you have the makings of a rollicking action fantasy in the spirit of Jack Kirby's Kamandi."-- PANELS
"Young readers may come for the insect princess and the dragon, but they will stay because they will see a character who struggles with the same uncertainties and anxieties they do." -- FANGIRL NATION
Top Customer Reviews
The Only Living Boy is the best riff of Jack Kirby style imagination and engaging story. Gallaher and Ellis make a fantastic team that will have you keep turning the page to find out what happens next. I also recommend High Moon which is done by the same creative team.
-Michael Edwards, Author of Scarlet Tie, Key-Master and Tyke, Teen of Tomorrow, Xander Lorde Brilliant Detective, and Doctor Spacewarp
To top off a great reading experience, David Gallaher MAXIMIZED our love for the book by visiting our classroom and engaging with kids on what it means to be a creator of comics, including how to do work that makes you happy while living the life of a writer (exhibiting daily early morning routines and persistence, love of storytelling, and even sometimes having the rare chance to sing with Stan Lee!). Hands down, our students left inspired and, most importantly, ready to create their OWN characters and stories!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it!! Steve is my youngest brother. He is so talented and I am so proud of him!!! Can't wait to get volume 2!!Published 2 months ago by Valerie A. Peterson
What a great book. Perfect for everyone, young or old. Reminds me of the cartoons I grew up on, like Masters of the Universe and ThunderCats. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel R Faust
I absolutely LOVED this book. Interesting, gorgeous art, and engaging. I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended!Published 4 months ago by Eliza VanCort
The story line for the Only Living Boy is intriguing and relatable for young adults and older. The artwork by Steve Ellis matches perfectly, and beautifully. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is better than jumping into the open maw of a man-eating plant! I loved it. :-)Published 4 months ago by Paul Salvatore Mercurio
Steve and David have created a compelling, absorbing world. Not to be missed!Published 4 months ago by Michael T. Rose