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The Only Living Boy #3

The Only Living Boy #3 - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis

 

3.5 Stars, Borrow it

 

Self Purchase, Comixology

 

Erik gets help from a mysterious stranger. While trying to escape, they get chased by some kind of giant worm.  Erik ends up in a ship, going off to some new place in which he finds his lost friends. And then they are off to another destination.  I found this issue to be a little bit of a let down after the first two. There isn’t a real explanation for how Erik mysteriously ends up on the planet where his friends are. The mysterious person just sets him adrift and he randomly ends up where he needs to be? I felt like that needed to be better explained. Erik is sort of just bouncing around with no purpose (that is the plot but still seems a little weak this issue). I have no idea if more issues are coming out, I hope there are because the story is still interesting even if it isn’t as fantastic as the first two issues were.

 

Description (Comixology): The Only Living Boy meets ... The Mysterious Stranger

When Erik Farrell ran away from home, he had no idea what he was getting himself into! Trapped in a patchwork world without his memory, he must fight for his very survival against mad science, and savage creatures. But -- will this new mysterious stranger be his salvation or his DOOM?

 

Nominated as one of the year's best books for younger readers, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis re-unite with a third action-packed volume of The Only Living Boy that will thrill both the young and the young at heart!