Synopses & Reviews
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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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, Staceyand#8217;s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the studentsand#8217; worst enemy.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamismand#8212;mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus cultureand#8212;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 youand#8217;ve ever read.
"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. andlt;Iandgt;Intro to Alien Invasionandlt;/Iandgt; is a hell of a lot of fun, plus it's kind of disgusting. Talk about a damn good time."
and#8220;Anchored by a courageous heroine, and burstingwith student drama, heart-popping action and gestating monsters, INTRO TO ALIENINVASION is a non-stop thrill. I lovedit and devoured it in one sitting.and#8221;
and#8220;Fun, fresh, and witty, andlt;Iandgt;Intro to Alien Invasion andlt;/Iandgt;is somehow both a hilarious send-up and a heartfelt, unfettered celebration of the genre."
About the Author
Owen King is the author of the novel andlt;Iandgt;Double Featureandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Weandrsquo;re All in This Together: A Novella and Storiesandlt;/Iandgt;, and the co-editor of andlt;Iandgt;Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Storiesandlt;/Iandgt;.Mark Jude Poirier is the author of two novels and two story collectionsandlt;Iandgt;.andlt;/Iandgt; In 2014, IFC released andlt;Iandgt;Hateship Loveshipandlt;/Iandgt;, which he adapted from an Alice Munro story. He holds a Briggs-Copeland lectureship inandnbsp;theandnbsp;creative writing faculty at Harvard.Nancy Ahn studied painting and writing at Bennington College. She lives in Brooklyn and wants to meet your dog.