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Strange Planet

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Author: Nathan W. Pyle
Series: Strange Planet #1
Publisher: Morrow Gift
First Published: November 19, 2019
Genres: Comedy
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library


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.

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

My Thoughts

I’m honestly so glad that Strange Planet has received a physical edition. The concept of aliens that try awkwardly to act like humans is a simple one but effective; so much of the everyday experience is captured in these short comics and is at once comical and relatable. These comics are instantly recognizable and very memorable.

I see these little blue aliens literally everywhere and I’m always happy to see a new comic. They’ve even made their way to staff communication in my college to lift the spirits of my team, and it has honestly been effective. It is good wholesome fun and the aliens are so charming. I appreciated seeing a few new ones that I haven’t seen before.

Overall a great collection all wrapped up in a nice hardcover for a wonderful comic that will hopefully introduce many more readers to Nathan Pyle’s work. He creates many more comics outside of Strange Planet that are honestly so funny, he’s a great creator and I hope that his success continues to grow.

“Survive, chuckle, show affection”


About Nathan W. Pyle

Nathan W. Pyle is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Strange Planet, Stranger Planet, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, and 99 Stories I Could Tell. He is based in NYC with his wife, Taylor, but travels the country speaking about creativity and storytelling.

I’m a Filipino American blogger, historian, and lazy writer. I enjoy books, video games, anime/manga, and smoking hookah.

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