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The Advance Team

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From veteran graphic novel writer Will Pfeifer and stellar newcomer Germán Torres, a darkly comic science fiction thriller sure to grip readers!

Zack McKinley was just another twenty-something pizza delivery boy before he discovered that his pop culture idols are actually the advance team of an alien invasion.

Now, encouraged and aided by his (probably insane) uncle, Zack mu...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Tor Books
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Gayle Francis Moffet
Friendly piece of advice: When grabbing a book based entirely on the glowing recommendation on the front of the book (as happened with me), make sure the quote being used is about the book you're holding in your hands. Because I didn't double-check, and that quote is not for that book, and there's a good reason for that: This book isn't very good. Let us count the ways:

1. 20-something slacker guy in a pizza delivery job who hates his life finds out he's the savior of humanity. Not because he's m...more
It's an intriguing premise that clearly needed some further thought before work started. A pizza delivery boy (it's always a pizza delivery boy) finds himself bathed in strange light and is conscripted to fight alien invaders masking themselves as successful humans.

Very little beyond that premise makes any sense when you think about why the characters have actually made any of the decisions that they have.
Quirky, twisted retro fun.
Why are almost all sci-fi graphic novels such incomprehensible dreck? The idea seemed like it would be fun but this story had plot holes you could drive a truck through. The plot with the aliens makes little to no sense and the explanation why the main character suddenly has superpowers is equally implausible.
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Made me want to watch Mars Attacks! The penultimate good movie that Tim Burton ever directed. But also reminded me of Charlie's Angels (the Drew Barrymore version).
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Will Pfeifer was born in 1967 in the town of Niles, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and graduated in 1989. He has resided in Rockford, Illinois since 1990, with his wife, Amy.

Pfeifer, along with his comic writing duties, is the assistant features editor at the Rockford Register Star. He also writes a weekly DVD column for the Sunday paper.
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