Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Omnibus Volume 4 (Paperback)

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Omnibus Volume 4 By Stephen McCranie, Stephen McCranie (Illustrator) Cover Image

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Omnibus Volume 4 (Paperback)


As the colony ship, the Arno, closed in on its destination, life for the inhabitants suddenly became dangerous and the mission to reach the alien artifact compromised. A lone boy could save the operation, but at what cost?

Six years ago, deep in space aboard the Arno, young Oliver spends his days in school, with his little brother and his family, and—as the imaginary Space Boy—battling Wargles. When he’s given a family heirloom, a compass, he and his father, Wyatt, are led to the discovery that the ship may be in grave danger. Hundreds of years into the mission to reach the alien artifact, Wyatt is determined to investigate his suspicions. But when his probing leads nowhere, he is rebuked, demoted, and ironically thrust into the source of the danger . . . Disaster aboard the craft leaves only Oliver to face a choice that will drive the course of the rest of his life, all while he must learn to cope with his new reality. Can he continue the voyage to reach the artifact?

In the present, Oliver’s new earthbound friend, Amy, was kidnapped during the South Pines homecoming dance by agents of the organization that is running his mission, the First Contact Project. In the aftermath, high schoolers are left reeling from the disappearance of Amy. As Zeph, Cassie, and David struggle to make sense of the tragedy, Amy begins to adjust to her new life at FCP headquarters. She finds unexpected allies as she tries to get a handle on her situation, uncover more about the shadowy organization, and what its goals are for Oliver and herself.

A teenage girl who belongs to a different time, a teenage boy on a lone mission in space, an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years comprise the core of this touching sci-fi opera.

Collects Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy volumes 10–12.
Stephen McCranie is the writer and illustrator for Space Boy and Mal and Chad, all-ages graphic novel series. Stephen grew up drawing comics from an early age. He eventually earned a Fine Arts degree at the University of New Mexico. Stephen originally created Mal and Chad as a comic strip for the UNM school newspaper.
Product Details ISBN: 9781506726465
ISBN-10: 1506726461
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 704
Language: English
Space Boy covers a lot of important messages about growing up that will help prepare younger readers for future situations.”—The Reading Realm