Robert is brooding... again. Last night, he was visited by aliens... again. His friend Jorge is way over this, but Robert insists that, unlike the hundreds of other visits, THIS TIME... it's different. This time, the aliens asked to meet Jorge.
Things happen... and then the aliens leave.
They don't return for many years. When they do, Robert is grown. He is married and has kids. That wasn't supposed to happen. They still have a grand plan to seamlessly introduce themselves to the suspicious Sentients of Earth. What the plan is, what went wrong and how much of a sacrifice is necessary for the plan to reach fruition is answered within the context of this complete graphic novel.
"Child of Buk" is uncompromising Science Fiction. It introduces a fresh, unexplored approach to the classic "First encounter with Sentients from another world" story line. Ark Day is the first of a series of stories involving these characters. Each (including this one) is a self-contained story arc that can be read as a stand-alone.
(Picking up immediately after the events from "Child of Buk 01: Ark Day".)
Bobby Horn's life is a shambles. he is in jail, serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and murder of... himself. When he was ten, Bobby disappeared into a time bubble created by aliens and emerged as a grown man.
No one believed him.
Thirty years into his imprisonment, the very aliens he claimed were responsible for his impossible story reveal themselves to earth's inhabitants. They offer a message of harmony and hope, completely failing to mention how they ruined Bobby's life.
Bobby's rage, always simmering just below the surface, detonates. What little humanity remained, decays to a firestorm of anger and hate.
Prison guards put out fires.
In his cell, alone and bleeding, another alien appears. She cares little for harmony and hope.
She offers him what he craves.
She feeds his fire.