Stranger Planet (Strange Planet, #2)
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Strange Planet, featuring more hilarious and poignant adventures from the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colorful world.In this eagerly awaited sequel, Nathan takes us back to his charming and instantly recognizable planet colored in bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, providing more escapades, jokes, and p h r a s e s.Nathan mixes his most popular Instagram comics with more than thirty original works created exclusively for this second volume to explore four major topics: traditions, nature, emotions, and knowledge. He inducts new and longtime fans into a strangely familiar world and its culture, from “cohesion” (marriage) to “mild poison” (alcohol) to the full lyrics to “The Small Eight-Legged Creature” (sung to the tune of The Itsy-Bitsy Spider).Bright, colorful, and whimsical—yet charmingly familiar—Stranger Planet is out-of-this-world fun.

Stranger Planet (Strange Planet, #2) Details

TitleStranger Planet (Strange Planet, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 16th, 2020
PublisherMorrow Gift
ISBN-139780063022607
Rating
GenreHumor, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics

Stranger Planet (Strange Planet, #2) Review

  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    January 1, 1970
    [Image TK]Many thanks to William Morrow Gift for the free copy in exchange for an honest reviewYAS A SECOND| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram [Image TK]Many thanks to William Morrow Gift for the free copy in exchange for an honest reviewYAS A SECOND| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram
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  • Joy Allen
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy these books way too much. Great laughs and a few head shakes here.
  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    I love these so much!
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable as always!
  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    Entertaining as always...I love his unique look at our world and breaking down everyday events that are common to all of us!!
  • Brian A. Palmer
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love this series.
  • Nostalgia Reader
    January 1, 1970
    The artistic renderings continue! These four-panel narrative squares reliably amuse!
  • Drew
    January 1, 1970
    Still the best damn thing.
  • Matt Graupman
    January 1, 1970
    Last year, Nathan Pyle released “Strange Planet,” a collection of his charming Internet-famous comics about extraterrestrials trying to make sense of our planet, its people, and their odd behaviors. Well, he’s back at it this year with a sequel, the appropriately titled “Stranger Planet,” given the fact that things have only gotten weirder in 2020. With all the Big Things going on in the world (COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, goddamn murder hornets buzzing around, a divisive election on t Last year, Nathan Pyle released “Strange Planet,” a collection of his charming Internet-famous comics about extraterrestrials trying to make sense of our planet, its people, and their odd behaviors. Well, he’s back at it this year with a sequel, the appropriately titled “Stranger Planet,” given the fact that things have only gotten weirder in 2020. With all the Big Things going on in the world (COVID-19, Black Lives Matter protests, goddamn murder hornets buzzing around, a divisive election on the horizon, etc.), Pyle’s sweetly bewildered aliens are a welcome little distraction. At a time when everything feels amplified, his gentle gags about the absurdities of soccer, ATMs, pets, knitting, and other low-stakes pursuits is a necessary bit of self-care. While his art is as utilitarian as ever, his writing has evolved a little; while still humorous, it’s a bit more complex, a bit more philosophical this time around. I like seeing his style grow. Thankfully, I don’t think Pyle will be slowing down anytime soon. As bonkers as the world seems for those of us living in it now, it must be even more confusing and confounding for outsiders like Pyle’s beings. And what better way to push back anxiety than with laughter?
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    I love the alien beings and their daily escapades. I recently acquired the first collection and shared it with friends, so was happy to sign up to pre-order the second collection. It arrived last night. Due to the pandemic, I have a shorter attention span than normal and have had trouble digesting long narratives - the nature of this collection was suitable for my needs. I am left with a vague impression that I liked the first book a squinch more, but not enough to worry about. Of course, since I love the alien beings and their daily escapades. I recently acquired the first collection and shared it with friends, so was happy to sign up to pre-order the second collection. It arrived last night. Due to the pandemic, I have a shorter attention span than normal and have had trouble digesting long narratives - the nature of this collection was suitable for my needs. I am left with a vague impression that I liked the first book a squinch more, but not enough to worry about. Of course, since I follow Nathan W. Pyle on Instagram, many of these panels were familiar to me, but not all of them. And the ones I already knew were ones I was already fond of. We spent some time with the youngling, with the moral creature, and with the vibrating creature. Beings ingested mild poison in short cylinders and jitter liquid at extreme temperatures. The favorite sequence that was new to me involved the visit by the beings to a tormented dwelling, although the viewing of the fictional depiction of illogical young beings visiting a tormented dwelling was a close second. Destined to be the Next Large Object!
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  • Valerie in Nebraska
    January 1, 1970
    If beings from another planet visited Earth, how would they interpret everyday American things like football, the Tooth Fairy, or birthday celebrations?Nathan W Pyle imagined these and many more situations in Stranger Planet, sequel to the wildly popular Stranger Planet. Using a limited color palate, non-gender characters, and relatively few words, Pyle conveys his humor and unique worldview in only four panels per page.Our world has critical issues to address, foremost justice for all, and book If beings from another planet visited Earth, how would they interpret everyday American things like football, the Tooth Fairy, or birthday celebrations?Nathan W Pyle imagined these and many more situations in Stranger Planet, sequel to the wildly popular Stranger Planet. Using a limited color palate, non-gender characters, and relatively few words, Pyle conveys his humor and unique worldview in only four panels per page.Our world has critical issues to address, foremost justice for all, and books like these may not seem relevant at this time. But perhaps seeing everyday items and customs in a new way will open someone’s mind to see more important things with fresh eyes.Thank you Morrow Gift for these books and thank you Mr. Pyle for all the laughs. Opinions are my own.
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  • Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    I love this comic! Watching the beings observe life and describe it is hilarious and accurate. I follow Pyle on Instagram and frequently see the new comics but there are always some that I miss. Quite a few of these were new to me and a lot of the other ones I had forgotten about so it was really having them all together. This book is a wonderful sequel to the first book. I just love these slice-of-life comics and I am always trying to guess the phrases from them. I highly recommend this comic a I love this comic! Watching the beings observe life and describe it is hilarious and accurate. I follow Pyle on Instagram and frequently see the new comics but there are always some that I miss. Quite a few of these were new to me and a lot of the other ones I had forgotten about so it was really having them all together. This book is a wonderful sequel to the first book. I just love these slice-of-life comics and I am always trying to guess the phrases from them. I highly recommend this comic and suggest you go follow him on social media as well. Also, I desire more of the beings! To see the full review visit Red-Haired Ash Reads.
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  • W.A. Ashes
    January 1, 1970
    I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I could ever give a book in this series a low rating. This is the perfect blend of innocence and comedy. I’ve been having a bit of a low time lately and I was super excited when my copy of Stranger Planet arrived. Pyle has created a world that runs parallel to our own in all the best ways and expertly handles the English language within its confines. This world Is a perfect little place to rest for awhile while recovering from life. And Stranger Planet was j I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I could ever give a book in this series a low rating. This is the perfect blend of innocence and comedy. I’ve been having a bit of a low time lately and I was super excited when my copy of Stranger Planet arrived. Pyle has created a world that runs parallel to our own in all the best ways and expertly handles the English language within its confines. This world Is a perfect little place to rest for awhile while recovering from life. And Stranger Planet was just as good -dare I even say better? -as the original Strange Planet.
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  • Nick Silverstein
    January 1, 1970
    I read the whole thing today (Release day and the day it came in the mail. June 16th.) And I must say, NATHAN PYLE IS A GENIUS!!!I especially love the cartoon at the end. It was so cute and it actually made me want to cry a little bit.Also there is a picture-glossary in the back if you are unclear about some of the objects, which was not in the first book.I DESIRE MORE BEING PAPER NARRATIVES!
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  • Kirsti
    January 1, 1970
    Another delightful collection from Nathan Pyle. I especially enjoyed this nursery rhyme:The small eight-legged creature ascends the liquid drainThen liquid flows! Its grip it can't maintain!The star makes the rain dry as it was beforeAnd the small eight-legged creature ascends the drain once more.
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  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    I just love the beings (you can't really call them aliens, because they are on their own planet) in Nathan W. Pyle's comics. They mirror our own society and kind of give you an outsider's viewpoint. Very amusing stuff.
  • Panda Incognito
    January 1, 1970
    We gave this to Dad for Father's Day, along with the first book in the series. Admittedly, this was convenient, but he loved it, read lots of the comics aloud, and laughed a lot. It was fun to share it with him and get to read this new book.
  • N.
    January 1, 1970
    I pre-ordered this book because I love the Strange Planet cartoons so much. Not disappointed. Nathan Pyle always makes me smile. I’m happy to own both books and will probably buy a mask with the vibrating creature, soon.
  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    I admire the Erratic Creature from Stranger Planet by Nathan W. Pyle. I'm on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/catoverlord...https://catoverlord.blogspot.com/2020... I admire the Erratic Creature from Stranger Planet by Nathan W. Pyle. I'm on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/catoverlord...https://catoverlord.blogspot.com/2020...
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  • Lyra
    January 1, 1970
    I originally found this guy’s comics through Instagram about a year ago. They’re hilarious! I got his first book as a gift last Christmas and loved it. This one was just as good and I read it in about an hour or less.
  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    This book is the most fun for adults and children, highly recommend.
  • Steven
    January 1, 1970
    Still creative and enjoyable!
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Another fine and humorous collection. Enjoyed it greatly, especially the self-referential comic.
  • Zuz reads
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful fun.
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    The comics make me happy.
  • Lady Brainsample
    January 1, 1970
    1500 books read on Goodreads with this one! Yay!!!!
  • Doyle Moeller
    January 1, 1970
    P l e a s a n t N o n s e n s e
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Just as great as the first one!
  • Melissa L
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it. Each page makes me smile!
  • Patrick
    January 1, 1970
    Satisfying sequel. Humor emotion permanently engaged.
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