"Meteor Man is your classic, thoughtfully written, beautifully illustrated, coming-of-age, boy meets alien story." - James Kaplan, Panel Patter
"For a thoughtful and gorgeously rendered take on the 'first contact' theme (that's far less risky than actual contact with aliens), Meteor Men is worth a look." - James Kaplan, Panel Patter
"a wonderfully illustrated, forlorn-yet-optimistic story about a teenager left in charge of the family farm after his parents’ death—and an alien invasion." —Entertainment Weekly, Best Graphic Novels of October 2014
"Parker combines the familiar concept with gentle domesticity and deliberate humanism, thus circumventing cliché and providing an accessible perspective to the logical and realistic extensions of such an event. He gives every character involved a recognizable humanity beyond their role in the story—soldiers and scientists are more than just stand-ins for exposition or authority—and this helps make the story complex and affecting. The artwork has a rumpled, lived-in feel that suits and supports this tone and yet also delivers some cleverly executed spectacle to heighten the drama and provide some scale and perspective. The ending is optimistic and disquieting, and will likely provoke strong reactions and discussion."
—School Library Journal
"Meteor Men is a phenomenal read..." —Bleeding Cool
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Sandy Jarrell
One summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more—the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Hulk) and artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman '66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions. The deluxe Expanded Edition features twenty new pages of story and art interspersed with the original pages of this modern classic!
Format: Original Graphic Novel, Softcover
Content Rating: T (Teen)