There are a lot of great graphic novels and comics out there that it is sometimes hard to know what to read and some times a great comic will get overlooked. “They Fell From The Sky” from Mad Cave Studios is something that we were put on to by a friend and we can tell you that the first three episodes have been a fun ride so far.
Tommy Murphy is just an ordinary kid– he goes to school, hangs out with his friends, and fanboys over his favorite TV show. But when a chance encounter in the woods thrusts him into an unlikely friendship with an otherworldly creature, he is forced to navigate bullies, family squabbles, and tween woes… all while trying to prevent an interplanetary war!
Writer: Liezl Buenaventura – Artist: Xavier Tárrega – Colorist:DJ Chavis – Letterer: Joamette Gil
So the writing is consistent and feels like we are watching some real kids find an alien and an adventure that turns into a bit more than they think rather quickly. The artwork is well done, but we are not huge colored comic experts here so we can say it kept us in the story and we enjoyed the art very much. It was pitched as a kids/teen comic that is this sort of cross between Lilo and Stitch and Stranger Things with a bit of E.T. flair in there. This is as perfect of a pitch that we have heard and fully agree, there are even some nods to these classic shows in the comics as you can see on the cover of the second book. This may not be for the youngest readers, but we felt like 12 and up would be a good audience (or younger if you read through it first and feel that way) and it also fun for the adults, making it a great story to read together with the kids.
No spoilers here, but the there is a lot more to the inhabitants of Haumea Ker than we know at first, and issue 3 picks up quick and has you wanting for more…immediately. The story has us really intrigued and we are looking to find out how this story plays out. We love the design of the aliens and they have given us a great introduction to the characters in a way that kept us interested and once we get to the third issue, things just take off.
You can take a look at a page from the first issue of “They Fell From The Sky” below and make sure you go out and give it a read.