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Space Boy Volume 1

(Space Boy #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,551 ratings  ·  277 reviews
A sci-fi drama of a high school aged girl who belongs in a different time, a boy possessed by emptiness as deep as space, an alien artifact, mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years.

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Her mom is the flavor of mint--sharp and bright. Her dad is like hot chocolate--sweet and full of gentle warmth.

Amy lives on a mining colony in out
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Dark Horse Books
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Lola
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I approve. You know how sometimes you pick up the first book in a series and it’s interesting but the authors are only introducing one single element at a time in every volume so it takes a while for you to understand where the story is going and what it’s all about?

Well that is not at all the case here. If anything, the author is evil because he wants us so badly to pick up the next volume that he introduces so many elements that it’s just impossible to put it down. At the same time, it’s not
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I love this graphic novel!! It was sad and sweet and good!



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Whitney Atkinson
4.5 stars

This was so amazing!!! It's a rare compliment when I say that the writing style of a graphic novel is good--because usually it's the art that takes precedence in this format--but the writing style of this was gorgeous and the art style matched that perfectly. I can easily get lost while reading sci-fi, but this was a creative and imaginative world that touched on deep earth colonies, cryogenic freezing, and augmented reality without ever swamping the reader with too much information or
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Natalie (pagesandpanels)
Shelves: comics-n-stuff
This was SO MUCH FUN. It was like the Jetsons but more modern and ADORABLE.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
DNFing this series as well. I just cannot get into it and the artstyle is not that appealing to me.
Lauren
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mir
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
So far very little space boy, for being the titular character.
Jes Reads
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
PANELS BOOK CLUB BOOK!

Amy likes living in deep space. She has great friends and adoring parents. But following an accident her family is sent back to Earth and when they finally arrive 30 years have passed. Amy has a lot to catch up on, including her friendship with her best friend Jemmah.

Everyone has a flavor to Amy, but she's finding out that not everyone can be given one. And leaving everything you know behind for a completely new life proves to be harder than anyone thought.

Honestly I'm not
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Ellen
I loved this. My only complaint is it was over too soon...and all the copies of the next volume are checked out at my library. It was a great mix of lightheartedness and depth. It was cute and sad. Highly recommended.

2019 challenge: Two books that share the same title (other one is by Orson Scott Card)
Lauryn
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
O.W.L.S MAGICAL READATHON 2019 | BOOK #7| DIVINATION (read a book set in the future)

I completely agree with what people say about this book. It’s such a fun, cute, and quirky read that anyone would enjoy for sure. The art style also reminds me a lot of the Jetsons which was just a HUGE plus for me. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this book!!!
Francina Simone
I enjoyed this one, the story is a slow build that never gets too slow or speeds up too fast. The world building, I thought was especially interesting. I’m Sirius about the second vol...I hope it expands more on Amy’s life and the big thing hinted at is more actualized in the second.

The art was phenomenal. I like the color and vibrancy and the soft and simple lines. I thought the story telling with the art was very nice!!
orangerful
3.5 stars - There is a lot being set up in this book that I am assuming will pay off in the next volume. I did like the main character and her struggle. The idea of space travel that takes 30 years and what that would do to your life...
Noninuna
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Basically, it's about a girl that frozen for 30 years so that she and her family could migrate to Earth from deep space. This volume shows mostly how she adapts to the new place, school and Earth environment as a whole. Unknown to anybody, she associate every person with a flavor. Then, she met a weird boy that intrigued her with his flavorless-ness.

I really love the world building! The author recreate our technologies to another level yet not too far from we have today. I rarely read sci-fi

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Tammy
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did! It had a lot of depth for a graphic novel!

2019 Popsugar Challenge: A book with a two-word title
Laura
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clearly the young girl on the cover is not a space boy. It is an odd thing to put the main character, who is a girl, on the cover of the series that is called Space Boy, but that is a minor quip. I still picked up the book and bought it.

The story, so far, is of Amy who can sense the flavor the types of people that she meets. Everyone has a flavor, to her. But she meets a boy with white hair who has no none, so appears to be empty, and so she is curious about him.

But we end volume 1 before we
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Kayla (onthefritz)
Reread: January 31 - Love so much! I'm picking up on so many little things this second time around, bumping up to 5 Stars.

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Wow, this was such a surprise! I picked this up for the Panels Bookclub pick from July.

This story is a mix of a teen, slice-of-life story and science fiction. It has so many layers and really depicted the feelings and emotions of moving to a new school and making new friends well. Plus the fact that she is also new to Earth and was frozen for 30 years.

I'm
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Lara
This was one of the cutest, most well written, and most well thought out cartoons I have read in a long time. The writing was stellar, each character fleshed out, the dialogue witty and realistic, the world building absolutely phenomenal.

The plot was thought provoking, heart wrenching, soul searching, and more. Seriously though, this cartoon tackled issues at a depth that a lot of novels don't reach. It tackled topics like reality, experience, family, loyalty, change, with a main character that
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Lisa
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C.J. Milbrandt
Amy was raised on a deep space station, but when her family moves back to earth, she faces all kinds of adjustments. The first installment in a promising serial, this volume is mostly set-up. A good start. I'm interested enough to see what McCrainie has in store.
Nate
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it

This caught my eye from the graphic novel shelf at my local library, so I figured I'd give it a shot. The story's a blend of coming-of-age (teen girl finding her place in high school), science fiction (space travel, new technology), and hints at mystery (the boy, the Artifact). I'd say of the three flavors (ha) the science fiction elements were best. The standard move-to-a-new-town plot is WAY more interesting when that new town is a new planet, and the only way to get there is by 30 years of
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Enne (they/them)
*Heavy sigh* I wanted to like this. I really really did. Unfortunately, I found hard it hard to get past the fact that every single female character in this reads like she's been written by a male author. Which she has. And he's not doing a very good job of it. Listen, the overall premise of the comic is really intriguing and I really really wanted to enjoy this, but the character gets back to Earth and it feels like she's literally gone back in time. Just,,, the way girls interact in this is so ...more
vanessa
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
3.5. This has a really sweet and melancholy tone. It's about space! And about going into cryogenic sleep for 30 years so you can move to Earth. We follow Amy and her family as they acclimate to Earth life, make friends, and deal with being away from their deep space home. I really liked the art and that the majority of the graphic novel is focused on Amy's internal thoughts (there is less dialogue). I have not read a multi-volume graphic novel series in a long time but I'm at least interested ...more
Macklin R
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the art in this! The world building felt well-integrated, and I appreciate how grounded the future technologies are grounded in what is actually possible by today's standards. Great characters, and I really felt for Amy and her family as they started a new life on earth. I can't wait to read the rest of these.
Maemi Estay
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hi! If you can not wait to know how this beautiful story continues. Go read the webcomic here https://www.webtoons.com/en/drama/spa...

This story is beautiful and moving, I just love it.
Erin Kelly
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good dose of mystery and intrigue. Fun world-building. Great art + writing. Wonderful pacing. Bravo!
Flynn S
I LOVE this series and am so excited for the 3rd book to come out. Stephen McCrane wrote and Illustrated this amazing graphic novel. It was so mysterious. But I feel like this series would be better as one book because it is so hard to wait for the next one to come out.
Izza
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars | Cute!
Isabelle (the Book Dutchesses)
I wasn't completely sure what to expect from Space Boy but I had heard some great things. It took me awhile to get into this story, it's pretty slow paced. I don't mind a slow-paced story at all, it also ensures you learn more about the world and the characters. This feels very much like a slice-of-life sci-fi and gives me The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet vibes.

I really enjoyed this story and the art style of it. Like I said, it's pretty slow paced so there isn't much I can say about the
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Rod Brown
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
There’s a whole lot of throat clearing going on here as the creator takes his time establishing characters and settings. Despite the slow pace, I’m sort of intrigued, but I'm also a little worried that with all the angst and talk of flavors this might turn out to be just Twilight with aliens.
Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Actual rating 4.5 stars
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Stephen McCranie has been drawing comics since before he could read or write. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Fine Arts and currently lives and works out of a small apartment in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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