Preview: Going Against Yourself Only Gets You ‘Lost On Planet Earth’ By Visaggo And Aguirre

by Olly MacNamee

Eisner and GLAAD Award nominees Magdalene Visaggio and artist Claudia Aguirre have a new 5 part comiXology Originals sci-fi mini-series debuting this April 15th called Lost on Planet Earth. Free to all Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, this is a book many will be more than able to relate to. from the looks of it, as Visaggio explains:

This is a series about the ones who stay behind, the ones who don’t like what they see. It is an examination of choice and self-determination and self-knowledge. At its heart, Lost on Planet Earth is a sci-fi slice-of-life comic about a burgeoning group of friends making their own way in a world that has no place for them.

After being prepared to take on a mission of a lifetime, only to bolt from your perceived destiny takes some guts, and its the premise upon which this story is set as our hero, Basil Miranda, moves to teh peripheries of society to take up a new life altogether, thanks to meeting an aline called Velda, who shows her a world she never imagined she’d inhabit.
Here’s your plot overview as well s a preview of the first issue:

Basil Miranda thought she knew where her life was going. Like her family before her, she will join the Interplanetary Union Fleet. Basil pursues her goal with a singular vision, and follows a regimented, relentless training routine. Her whole life is dedicated to this mission. It is everything to her. And then, while sitting in her fleet examination, she is asked a question she can’t answer. What makes her happy? She panics and flees.

There’s always someone who can’t finish the fleet exam, but Basil never thought she’d be a runner. Now, to her friends’ and family’s dismay, she’s directionless. She must figure out what she wants – and who she is. And that’s when Basil begins a conflicted relationship with a Xanthippian named Velda who introduces her to a new world.

Basil finds herself ushered into the no-service community of Richmond, VA: the angry slackers, the stoner kids, the weirdos and queers, artsy types and losers who failed their entrance exams. These are the outcasts who are struggling to make meaning in their own lives.

 

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