by Brian Tudor
Chapter 5 of the Falling Skies web comic is out, and after reading it I wish TNT and Dark Horse would just go ahead and make it weekly. I totally understand scheduling it out bi-weekly until this summer when the series starts, but it is very well written and illustrated and it does it job leaving me wanting more than just 4 page teases.
In chapter 5 Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) is out looking for an old friend, Alex Viensa, who is apparently a bit of a gun nut and has a weapons cache. On this mission Tom is out with a group of 2nd Mass, leaving his sons back at base camp. He is pleased with this team and their ability and carries high hopes for the mission’s success. That is until he reaches the target and sees what the Skitters (what they are calling the aliens) have done to his friend’s building.
Meanwhile, Tom’s two sons that are free from the Skitters (his middle son Ben (Conner Jessup) has been kidnapped and they are searching for him while fighting with the 2nd Mass), are off joy riding on a motorcycle Hal (Drew Roy) found. While Tom knows Hal is more than ready to fight he wants him to wait, so being an enterprising lad Hal has taken it upon himself to learn to be a better scout. Along with his youngest brother Matt (Maxim Knight), Hal is off to look for food and supplies, of course not everything goes as planned.
So there you have it a brief synopsis of Chapter 5, I highly recommend checking it out because I obviously didn’t tell you everything and they stuff an amazing amount of drama into 4 short pages. Again, after reading this chapter I am super excited for the series coming to TNT summer 2011.
– Brian Tudor (follow @briantudor on Twitter)
For a little treat here is the making of the web comic video, enjoy!