Unearthly

Ted Naifeh

Book - 2005

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MANGA/Naifeh/Unearthly
vol. 1: 0 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor Comics MANGA/Naifeh/Unearthly v. 1 Due Jun 30, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Graphic novels
Published
Los Angeles : Seven Seas 2005-
Language
English
Item Description
This book is printed "manga style," in the authentic Japanese right-to-left format.
Physical Description
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm
Audience
Rated : Teen.
ISBN
1933164093
Main Author
Ted Naifeh (-)
Other Authors
Elmer Damaso (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Ann is a wallflower; she hides in her high school behind glasses and a book, with only her best friend, Nikki, as a confidant. She falls for Jem, a pretty boy nerd in her English class. There's just one catch--he's dating Rae, the drop-dead gorgeous, ultra-popular volley ball star. And he might be an alien. Ann fumbles through the awkwardness of young love, making mistakes and running afoul of Shane, the local rebel. Nikki effervesces and offers incompetent advice. Rae hides her hurt feelings behind a vicious facade. And Jem transforms overnight from a shy and sensitive bookworm to a punk who thinks nothing of beating up Shane in the bathroom. This manga may masquerade as science fiction, but it is really an elegantly crafted portrait of a girl's journey through adolescence. Ann's social screwups are familiar to anyone who's lived through high school, and her struggle to do the right thing is all the more heroic because of her flaws. There are no two-dimensional characters in the story by Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin ), and Unearthly doesn't sugarcoat the horrors of high school. Damaso's Ameri-manga art is clean and engaging. (Nov.) [Page 30]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

From the Eisner-nominated creator of Courtney Crumrin comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and interstellar bad boys!Ann was once shy and withdrawn until her crush on pretty boy Jem makes her take notice of the world around her. But her blossoming love life hits a snag when Jem attracts the attentions of Rae, the most beautiful girl in school.Sure, it might seem like your average high school love triangle... until an identity-snatching alien from outer space jumps into the fray and things go helter-skelter!

Review by Publisher Summary 2

From the Eisner-nominated creator of Courtney Crumrin comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and interstellar bad boys!Ann was once shy and withdrawn until her crush on pretty boy Jem makes her take notice of the world around her. But her blossoming love life hits a snag when Jem attracts the attentions of Rae, the most beautiful girl in school.Sure, it might seem like your average high school love triangle... until an identity-snatching alien from outer space jumps into the fray and things go helter-skelter!