Life on Another Planet

Writer(s): Will Eisner
Artist(s): Will Eisner
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 978-1563896774
Page count: 136
Year Released: 2000
Status: out of print
Original Source: Kitchen Sink edition, 1996
Other Collected Edition(s): n/a
Genres: all ages; adventure; science fiction; suspense/thriller
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: violence; brief nudity
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Plot Summary
Life on Another Planet begins with a scientist locating a signal from outer space that seems to prove the existence of life outside our solar system. Instead of launching into a story about First Contact, however, Life on Another Planet instead explores what might have "really" happened if such a signal had been discovered during the Cold War. What follows is a story of political intrigue and personal greed, which shows that perhaps the human race isn't quite ready for contact with a race of intelligent beings from another star.

My Own 2 Cents
Although the story may seem slightly dated in the post-Cold War era, the selfish motives of the various characters involved still resonate in our current political climate. All in all, a satisfying story--and an unusual one from a creator who traditionally focused on the more mundane aspects of city life.