Graphic Novel Review: Strange Planet (Strange Planet #1)

Hello Terrestrials!

I hope you’re having a fine end to this Earth week.

It’s time for another review!

I just finished reading Strange Planet (Strange Planet #1) by Nathan Pyle

I’ve been following Pyle’s lighthearted comics on Facebook for some time, and I was overjoyed to learn that he has compiled them into brief graphic novels (there’s three currently).

When I visited the library last Sunday I saw a copy on the shelves and couldn’t help myself. I grabbed it greedily and dove right in.

So, how was this collection of his comics? Keep reading to find out!



I feel more attractive.
Honestly, you are.
It’s the star damage.

Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants, including milestones such as:

The Emergence Day
Being Gains a Sibling
The Being Family Attains a Beast
The Formal Education of a Being
Celebration of Special Days
Being Begins a Vocation
The Beings at Home
Health Status of a Being
The Hobbies of a Being
The Extended Family of the Being
The Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet Rotate

With dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, this book offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own.



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The Review

I absolutely adored this collection of Pyle’s comics that I got from my library!

Unlike most books, this one doesn’t really follow a central plot but focuses on a number of extraterrestrials and their brief interactions on this strange blue planet of ours.

The artwork is simple and unique, yet addictive. I had a hard time putting this down. “Just one more” turns into five or ten more comics. Each comic spans one to two pages, the perfect length for a quick mood booster. The comics themselves are whimsical and lighthearted, and I’m glad I was alone most of the time when I read this because I was constantly laughing as I read along.

I also loved all the alternate terms for things we see everyday: seriousness cloth, foot fabric tubes, elastic breath traps, comfort squares, the list could go on. It’s genius, and I loved every minute of it.

Pyle has created a welcoming, heartwarming world of extraterrestrials, and I can’t wait to purchase a copy to put on my coffee table and share with my friends. If you haven’t read Pyle’s comics, you’re missing out. Give this a try!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this graphic novel review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this graphic novel? Are there similar ones you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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