What do you get when you get when you find out that Area 51 is actually a pit stop for aliens?
The complete series Trade Paperback
Collects issues #1-12 from December 2012–February 2018
Written by Dan Nokes
Illustrated by Dan Nokes
Published by 21st Century Sandshark Studios
Allan is a store clerk. He and two others are the only humans employed at the Last Pit Stop. It’s a kind of Loves or Buc-ees. For aliens. That hires humans for half the staff. You know, for diversity.
Life is hell when your whole life revolves around being a store clerk.
Like many great indie works it’s all Dan Nokes! He writes, illustrates, letters, colors and possible will hand deliver. This indie book tells a solid, coherent story from issue 1 to 12. The characters are well written in a universe of intergalactic 7-11isms using traditional indie art styling. It’s simple art but drawn well with some good artistic bent. The art is consistent while improving from issue to issue.
While the story is well told it is badly edited and needs a stronger letterer. The art could do with a stronger start, too. You have to give the guy a nod. He is a one man comic machine.
This is a great indie book. It’s fulfilling to read the whole thing, brings you into a believable narrative about people you might have known, and it’s completely absurd. Youngsters who haven’t struggled with a real first job will get little out of it. For everyone else over 20, Impossible Space Tales is a total buy.
3 1/2 stars out of 5
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