Comic Review: Star Pig Vol.1 (IDW Publishing)

IDW Comics brings you another sci-fi graphic novel about a girl traveling Outerspace and met with some strange alien in Star Pig on its first volume. The thing about these […]

IDW Comics brings you another sci-fi graphic novel about a girl traveling Outerspace and met with some strange alien in Star Pig on its first volume.

The thing about these sci-fi comics it’s very amazing to have something, to begin with as if the comic book industry has a library of sci-fi genres. Anyway, Star Pig is just any other comic that you’ll ever read. The comic is written by Delilah S. Dawson and illustrated by Francesco Gaston. One of the authors actually made a sci-fi and fantasy content of Star Wars and such. Even so, this comic prepares to have such an extraordinary friendship with aliens with their help to get her home.

The front cover shows a set up of a metropolitan city from outer space in the future which shows something much more similar to other sci-fi media that you’ve seen. The main character is befriending a slug creature that looked more like a pig and a bear. Sorry, the designs are weird, but let me tell you that this whole book has a lot of references from movies, tv shows and such. The story starts on outer space in the late 21st century where all the teens are going to spend their time at a summer camp, there’s a girl named Vess who suddenly got involved in a shuttle accident and got rescued by a strange alien as I said on the front cover, which supposedly can grow bigger and took her in a spaceship where she gets examined along with a phantom-like alien. She became fast friends with them and offered help to get her home back to earth after they showed a mass collection of Earth’s artifacts which is a lot of goods, tools, materials and a lot of things that took in real life, like the Atari 2600, the freezing bar from Star Wars episode 5, Transformers, My Little Pony, and much more. But how will she ever get home from outer space?

The story is quite emotional and full of friendship the whole time. It’s very rare to see that the aliens are befriending Vess right after they showed her the collection that they have from the earth. However, there are a lot of facts which are coming from at the end of this comic if you want to know what made this story more interesting with a human befriending with aliens. It’s strange though, but that what makes this story very interesting. The art is a no brainer, and the designs are too real, to begin with, the pig-like an alien is at least threatening as you think. Vess even referenced to the creature as the Sarlacc of the planet Tatooine from Star Wars episode 6. There are a lot of landscapes and backgrounds along with the comic which is amazing though, however, even on the comment from the front cover by ComicBook.com says “Like a cartoon that’s been ripped straight from TV!” Are they really telling me to go over the season 7 of The Clone Wars? As if, but it seems that this comic comes from different dimensions, and this comic makes it more interesting than you’ll ever read. If you ever want to read a sci-fi comic about a human befriending with aliens then this is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.