Since 2013, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis have been charting the adventures of Erik Farrell, the sole human on a mysterious planet, in their all-ages scifi webcomic The Only Living Boy. Now, the series is getting its first ever print release next week—and io9 has a preview!

Inspired by Gallaher’s background as a teacher, The Only Living Boy follows Erik has he struggles with the bizarre scenario he finds himself, having to grow up quickly to survive and make friends on a world where hostility is around every corner. It’s part Saturday-morning cartoon, part-pulp novella, and now it’s coming to bookshelves. Check out our preview of the book, which collects the first arc of Erik’s adventures, below:

The Only Living Boy: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet will be released next week on March 9th.

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