Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Comic-review: Falling skies by Paul Tobin

Title: "Falling Skies"
Writer: Paul Tobin
ArtistJuan Ferreyra
RotuladoNate Piekos
ColoristAndrew Dalhouse
Cover artistSteve Morris
Publication: 15 June 2011
Publisher: Dark horse
ISBN: 1-59582-737-4
Pages: 104
Genre: sci-fi, action and adventures.
Price: 9,99$
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!

Some actors
Today I will talk a bit about the comic "Falling skies" base on the summer tv series with the same name in which you can see a world where the aliens have come to the earth and not in peace.

When I saw that you could ask on NetGalley to read the eComic I did not hesitate it because  at that moment I had been metally captured for the first three episodes of the Tv series where Tom, a resident of Boston, has to struggle to survive and protect his three sons.

The comic is a prequel to the Tv series and shows how some of the characters that are part of the militia have come to this.

I wish they had explained how the aliens came to earth and began to kill people as well as why they abduct young children. I guess I will not be displayed at any time how it all started but I hope at least to find out why the skitters and mechs (two aliens species) put on the spine of children a kind of nasty bug-alien.

Tom and Anne
About the characterization I have to say I love how the artist has captured the real actors in the frames. They are very similiar to real life! and I think this is an amazing work!

In short, a comic that despited the lack of explanations for the arrival of the aliens, deservers to be read. A simple writing and bearable plus the story told from the viewpoint of our hero Tom will make you want to know if they will survive and reach their goals or die trying...

It reminds me a little to the comic "Walking dead" but without so much blood through though with dead bodies....


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