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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-18-2009 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Station, a graphic novel by Johanna Stokes and illustrator Leno Carvalho, is set aboard the International Space Station.
The International Space Station -- the crowning achievement of mankind's space program, assembled and maintained by the governments of the world's five greatest superpowers... and the site of the ultimate locked-room mystery as one of seven astronauts aboard has targeted the others for death!
According to Cory Doctorow with Boing Boing, "Station" meets and exceeds Boom! comics' normal high standard for graphic novels.
Writer Johanna Stokes and illustrator Leno Carvalho turn the screws on the dramatic tension on every page, leaving you to figure out who killed the Russian scientist on EVA -- the American space-tourist? The visiting Italian and Japanese astronauts? Or was it one of the Russians or Americans on-board? And who keeps sabotaging the life-support?

Stokes is a writer on the Sci-Fi Channel's show EUREKA, and she plots like a TV drama writer -- lots of twists and turns, snappy dialog and quick, deft characterization. Carvalho's art complements the writing nicely, skipping from an expressive, impressionistic to a highly detailed hyperrealism that captures both the claustrophobia of the ISS and the terrifying vastness of space.

cspg
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posted 03-19-2009 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks cool! Time to dive deeply into US comics (as opposed to European-based format)?

Chris.

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posted 03-19-2009 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When/where will this be available?

Tim

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-19-2009 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is available now; the first link above ("Station") leads to Amazon.

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