Illustrated by Stephen Green, colored by Rico Renzi
Oh no, they did NOT end it like that!
Sea of Stars follows a dad, Gil, and his young son, Kaydn. Gil is a space trucker who has Kaydn on board for his latest mission, following the death of Kadyn's mother. The ship is attacked by a giant monster, and Kaydn gets a mystical set of powers after a chance encounter with a staff as the ship is breaking up. The two are separated, and Kadyn finds he can swim through space, he doesn't require oxygen, and he's super strong! Suddenly, the boring-ness of space is gone, and all he wants to do is play. Contrasting his story is that of Gil, who is set adrift, finds a derelict ship with a murder-y cop bot named Kyle, and crash lands on a planet infested with baddies. Volume one has a serious cliff hanger that will leave you really wishing that wasn't the last page.
Kaydn is the perfect little Nemo type, enamored with his new found surroundings and powers. His story is a perfect juxtaposition to the tribulations Gil goes through to find his son. Kyle's sense of justice is hilarious, and his comments on Gil's journey create a great duo of hope and pessimism. The artwork of Stephen Green and the dazzling colors of Rico Renzi really bring to life this visual cornucopia of creatures and planets. This is a great story by two comic book greats, beautifully illustrated.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability level: grades 8-12
This review was made possible with an advanced reader copy from the publisher through Edelweiss.
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Science Fiction
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