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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
My Take On: Andie And The Alien Graphic Novel
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On:
Andie And The Alien
The Graphic Novel! 

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3691 -   Well... Here's yet another comic book that I found recently from our five days at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego, (aka San Diego Comic Con or SDCC). 

That comic is actually a "graphic novel" that I found at the Bliss On Tap Publishing booth at Comic-Con.

Here's what this graphic novel is about per the publisher's promo:

"by Bliss on Tap Publishing
written & created by Brian Phillipson & Phil Phillipson
art by Alex Nino
color / 108 pages

From the creators of God the Dyslexic Dog comes an extraterrestrial retelling of the classic Aesop's fable "Androcles and the Lion"...

Over 500 years ago, an alien spaceship crashed in the undiscovered Americas.

The little alien was rescued by the local natives.

In return for saving him, the alien promised to protect the natives from foreign invaders by placing a force-field over the Americas -- preventing exploration and colonization of their land -- and altering the course of history as we know it forever.

500 years later, in a world without the United States of America, the Nazi's have just won World War II and rule absolutely.

Until one day, a captured British scientist named Andie, with the help of Albert Einstein (of course!), hatch a plan to rescue the alien and save the future from the Third Reich."

I'll start my review next...

Front Cover - I thought that this front cover was very fine, as the title was 'Andie And The Alien'.  Little did I know what the interior pages were going to be like!

Inside Front Cover - A full page pinup of what appears to be Nazis... Nazis???

Splash Page - A simple illustration of what appears to be a child and the alien.

Interior Pages -  Hey, this graphic novel really rocks!  A great alternate version of world history, where the Americas are never developed by the European powers!   And the 'Why' they aren't developed is kind of cool!  I find the storyline to be fascinating, and the art by Alex... Well it is darn good!  But wait... The storyline seems to wrap up a little 'too' quick, and then there are five full page pinup pages... What's up with that?

Inside Back Cover - Another illustration by Alex.

Back Cover - Alien spaceship and Nazi symbol on building... What's going on?!

My take on this graphic novel? 

Well... Even though the storyline ended just a bit too abruptly for me... I have to say that I found this storyline to be a fascinating one!  The characters were well written, the artwork flowed smoothly, the lettering was placed well, etc.  The only thing is that the storyline wrapped up a little too quickly at the very end for me.  Not for sure about the placement of the end scene in relationship to the rest of the story.  But other than that... This graphic novel had everything else going for it!

My rating for this comic book issue?  A Near Mint  (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.  Thanks to Brian Phillipson for bringing this graphic novel to my attention at his booth at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego!

You can find this graphic novel for sale at the Bliss On Tap Publishing web site.

And don't forget to 'Like' the Bliss On Tap Publishing Facebook Fan Page!

~ Michael


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Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:44 AM PDT
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