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Intro to Alien Invasion

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Ahn, Nancy
By (author): King, Owen
By (author): Poirier, Mark Jude
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Science Fiction
  FICTION / Satire
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Publisher: Scribner
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.12in x 7.37in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*In this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus.

Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion.

As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey's long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students' worst enemy.

Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism-mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture-this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you've ever read.
Review Quote*"Fun, fresh, and witty, Intro to Alien Invasion is somehow both a hilarious send-up and a heartfelt, unfettered celebration of the genre."
Review Quote*"Intro to Alien Invasion smuggles a sly, affectionate portrait of today's train wreck college campus culture inside a fast-paced alien invasion saga. I couldn't stop reading it!"
Review Quote*"How exactly do you write a hilarious B-movie alien invasion comic that somehow still contains a genuine love story? Put it in the hands of Owen King, Mark Jude Poirier, and Nancy Ahn, that's how. Intro to Alien Invasion is a hell of a lot of fun, plus it's kind of disgusting. Talk about a damn good time."
Review Quote*"Anchored by a courageous heroine, and bursting with student drama, heart-popping action and gestating monsters, Intro to Alien Invasion is a non-stop thrill. I loved it and devoured it in one sitting."
Review Quote*"Told with energy and a subversive charm somewhere between Edgar Wright and Eli Roth.... An enjoyablyirreverent diversion."
Review Quote*"Full of fun, scares and the perfect amount of exploding alien goop."
Review Quote*A highly successful spoof of B-list monster movies, this story ticks all the boxes: horny college students, damsels in distress, megalomaniac evildoers, and aliens that are simultaneously cheesy and convincing...Campy sci-fi fun."
Review Quote*"Fun and acerbic, yet poignant....Intro to Alien Invasion is a graphic novel that deserves a place on any dorm room table."
Review Quote*"Aliens crunch and the dialogue pops in this hilarious, hip graphic novel by a troika of pop culture mavens...Destined to be a cult classic at a campus near you."