Boy Meets (Alien) World in the Excellent Scifi Adventure Comic The Only Living Boy

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:

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


Contact the author at james.whitbrook@io9.com.

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