A Graphic Novel
Christopher Moore & Ian Corson
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Outrageously funny New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore and award-winning screenwriter-director Ian Corson team up for a wacky and entertaining graphic tale of alien invasion and a motley crew of Earthlings trying to stay alive and, oh, yeah, save humankind.
The mayhem begins when an ancient alien beacon is unwittingly activated, summoning behemoth spaceships from the far reaches of the galaxy. Hovering in Earth’s atmosphere, they release a biblical stream of pods that transform into minivan-size, people-eating, flying lizardy things that look like mythological griffins. Destroying communications, emergency, and military infrastructure, they systematically kill everyone on the planet. Well, almost everyone.
A pesky trio of New Yorkers isn’t about to roll out the red carpet—or roll over and die—for these unwelcome intergalactic marauders. Unlikely heroes Mo, a snarky, Gothy game-goddess; Steve, a skateboard-punk schwag whore; and Curt, the obligatory buff commando expert in weaponry (and a genius with cosmetics), are going to take it to the aliens—and Florida is where the fight is. Armed with M-16s, a BFG (big f**king gun), and a surplus of guts, they’ll battle their way from the Big Apple to Orlando, where a downed spacecraft is the most awesome new attraction.
And in the Sunshine State another pair of courageous (and pretty damn lucky) humans who have outwitted the toothy überlizards await: Liz, a babelicious killer whale trainer at Ocean World, and Oscar, a chain-smoking middle-aged professional squirrel (seriously—he’s paid to wear that squirrel costume).
Once united, the intrepid warriors will attempt to infiltrate the alien spacecraft, defeat the spacer invaders, and save (what’s left) of the world—and, if Steve plays his cards right, begin the fun of repopulating Earth all over again.
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Just scratches the surface
I've been a fan of Christopher Moore since reading Sequined Love Nun about 15 years ago. I was heading out on vacation and needed something simple and entertaining to help me decompress for a while.
I had never heard of Moore, but the paperback cover had a rendering of the nose of an airplane painted with a woman in nothing but red pumps. I immediately thought, "this Moore guy is an amazingly talented writer!" So I bought the book and all his other work. "The Griff" is the only disappointment. Moore's notes say that this was a pet project that he worked on for fun. It shows.
The illustrations are beautiful as one would expect from the genre, but the ipad format does not support them well. Some frames are only viewable with a magnifying glass. More importantly, several appear to be out of sequence. Either that, or there is some kind of time warp aspect to the story that isn't well fleshed out.
Beyond the mechanical deficiencies, Moore's wit is missing from the dialogue, the story is flat and superficial and the characters are under-developed and not even the comic book curvy heroines are engaging.
If there is a second graphic novel in the future, I will probably pass.