Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG
Writer: James Tyrion IV, Michael Avon Oeming
Art: Michael Avon Oeming
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Cover: Michael Avon Oeming
Editor: Greg Lockard, Daniel Chabon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Interior Artwork: 3.3
Cover Artwork: 3.4
About the Book:
This book continues the two separate stories format, both continuing the excellent storytelling that started with the first book. The first story continues with the couple that was driving at night, and goes into a little more detail in regards to the alien sighting they had. The second story involves two children from an unknown place and how they adjust in medieval England.
In this book, we continue the adventure with the couple as they drive at night. There is a small explanation about how far the couple had gone and the amount of time they traveled in. As they try to trace the time and bring back the memories, they discover that they very well may have been abducted. The couple finally decides to call someone and makes the official call to the air force and discovers the information that the air force had during the time in question. As well introduces the reader more into the world of “Project Blue Book”. But the story also introduces the organization: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).
The next story is more of a quicker story as it deals with two children from an underground civilization who ventured out of their underground society and learn to live in England during the 1100’s and the reign of King Stephen.
The cover continues to be stark and engaging, showing the male character of the story looking up at essentially the reader, as the view appears to be from whatever the male character is looking in the sky.
The interior artwork continues the same trend as the first book and is done in a blue hue style using minimal colors. The second story has the same effect but it is mostly black and white with the accent of green to highlight the children from the underground civilization. Both manage to hold the reader and get the point across of the story with the presented color schemes, and are very well done and easy to follow.
While the main story continues with the couple with the alien encounter and how they deal with the events they have experienced. Not having experienced it myself I can say that from the information I have read, each experience is unique to the individual or individuals involved and sometimes causes disbelief. But all the while it was still enjoyable. The second story seems to be a one shot, but is still interesting nonetheless.
While the subject of the extraterrestrial has become more of a hot topic in real life, even if the information is still minimal. The subject of those who claim abduction is always something that is taken as a tall tale, or made up story and no one ever knows for sure. But these tales will always make people wonder and inspire the imagination and I am looking forward to more.
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