Written, Drawn and Created by: Art Baltazar
Published by: Action Lab Entertainment & Aw Yeah! Comics
Page Count: 96
In space, two planets wage war against one another as sworn enemies, but two star-crossed lovers will do what it takes to come together and prove that love and peace are possible. As the war wages on, their forbidden love is discovered, with neither side willing to accept the bond that these two young beings have forged.
Together they escape the destruction of their planets, but when discovered by the survivors of both warring races, they must reveal the product of their love to try and start a new life for both races, a more peaceful life, together.
Story and Art:
As I’m sure you’ll have guessed, this is very much a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ type story, but Art Baltazar’s take on the tale is one far less tragic and far more suitable for younger readers. The humans have been replaced with adorable aliens who need not say any words to portray their emotions.
Baltazar’s cartoony and brightly coloured illustrations are a joy to look at, and with this book having no dialogue, only onomatopoeia, it’s a wonderous book full of life and love within each panel and page. A great book for younger audiences and one that would make any child smile. Heck, even I was grinning at the humour of it all because it’s hard to look at this book and not feel happy. It just brings back so much childhood glee that anyone can enjoy it.
Baltazar’s signature style is perfect for any children’s books as you may have seen before in his previous work with DC comics kids, such as the Tiny Titans series of comics, and Superman of Smallville. His colours are always bright and this book is no exception, with a strong pallet of greens, pinks, purples, and blues, throughout all pages.
This book, with its bright images and lack of dialogue, makes it a perfect book for any parent to own for their young children. Be it a book you buy to get kids into comics, or simply a book to teach kids about the power of love, this book is so sweet and simple, you’d be a fool to miss out as it’s a great book with some simply delightful messages within its charming pages, including the message that it’s better to love one another instead of fight.
Big Alien Moon Crush will be available from the 15th February 2022 with pre-orders available online!