Oni Press’s METEOR MEN receives 2016 Oregon Book Award nomination

by Jeff

jun141331 Oni Press's METEOR MEN receives 2016 Oregon Book Award nominationMedia Release — Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to announce the nomination of Meteor Men for the Award for Graphic Literature in the 2016 Oregon Book Awards.

Meteor Men by Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell with Kevin Volo is a story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions that begins on a summer night, when Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more—the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them.

Fans may vote for the Readers’ Choice Award until Sunday April 5, 2016. The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. The Oregon Book Award winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 11, 2016.

What people are saying about Meteor Men:

“Parker combines the familiar concept with gentle domesticity and deliberate humanism, thus circumventing cliché and providing an accessible perspective to the logical and realistic extensions of such an event. He gives every character involved a recognizable humanity beyond their role in the story—soldiers and scientists are more than just stand-ins for exposition or authority—and this helps make the story complex and affecting. The artwork has a rumpled, lived-in feel that suits and supports this tone and yet also delivers some cleverly executed spectacle to heighten the drama and provide some scale and perspective.” School Library Journal

“While it is an alien invasion story, it doesn’t come across as trying to change the rules of the genre. It’s its own beast, supplying a healthy dose of science-fiction and fear of the unknown. […] Alien invasion stories don’t always have to feel like humanity versus sinister invaders while Earth hangs in the balance; it can take a less cliché route and still leave you in suspense. That’s what Meteor Men accomplishes in a very satisfying way.” Bleeding Cool

About Oni Press, Inc.:

Founded in 1997 and helmed by Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-In-Chief James Lucas Jones, Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher Oni Press (onipress.com) is home to a rad range of best-selling, award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Bad Machinery, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, and more. Comics are a medium everyone can enjoy, and we at Oni Press are dedicated to creating comics for you.

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