Comic Review: Lost on Planet Earth #1 (Comixology)

She’s young, but ultra-prepared for her exam to enter the Interplanetary Fleet. It’s the year 2381, and Basil Miranda is pumped! But things start to unravel almost immediately. Basil needs […]

She’s young, but ultra-prepared for her exam to enter the Interplanetary Fleet. It’s the year 2381, and Basil Miranda is pumped! But things start to unravel almost immediately. Basil needs to reevaluate her life so far, her relationships, her dream of flying ships, her family.

Writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Vagrant Queen, Eisner and GLAAD nominee) spins a tale of young women, living the dream, until their dreams end, their bubble bursts. Then, the reality of their lives brings them the truest zen, the life of today, here and now. Visaggio gives a pulse, a dramatic spark to Lost on Planet Earth. Her characters in this issue are people we can relate to. Her scenes have a setup, a premise, and deliver a punch line, a dramatic moment of transition.

Artist Claudia Aguirre (Mexico-based, co-founder of Boudika Comics, “La maison bleue”, Eisner and GLAAD nominee) likewise delivers here. Her characters are rendered expressively, with vividly imagined colour. The colour is not all atmospheric or environmental, Aguirre sometimes breaks into ’emotional colour’ if you like: the air around a person turns red, or lighter or darker as the mood of the scene changes.

The first issue of Lost on Planet Earth from the Death Rattle creative team gives us the impetus to carry forth and read more. Hey, cool, the second issue is set to be released May 19!

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on ComiXology and Kindle. This title is available as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading.

Comixology Original, Lost on Planet Earth #1, $2.99 for 23 pages of content. Assume Teen rating

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