History Comics #[nn] - The Challenger Disaster:Tragedy in the Skies
(2020)

First Second, 2020 Series
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Price
12.99 USD; 17.50 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2020-10-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
History Comics
ISBN
978-1-250-17430-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781250174307 51299
Printer
1010 Printing International Limited
Editing
Dave Roman (credited) (editor); Sunny Lee (interior book design)

Issue Notes

Book store release date 10/27/20.

Drawn on Strathmore 300 Series smooth Bristol board with pencil and inked with black India ink using Hunt 102 and 107 nibs and various brushes. Panel borders inked with a Copic Multiliner black pen size 0.5. Colored digitally in Photoshop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Colors
Cassie Hart
Letters
?

Genre
history
Characters
Judith Resnik; Ronald McNair; Ellison Onizuka; Christa McAuliffe; Michael J. Smith; Commander Francis "Dick" Scobee; Gregory Jarvis
Keywords
astronauts; Challenger; space shuttle

The Challenger Disaster: Tragedy in the Skies (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Colors
Cassie Hart
Letters
?; typeset

Keywords
Challenger; space shuttle

Indexer Notes

Title pages and indicia/credit page, with illustration of the Space Shuttle Challenger

[Foreword] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Swapna Krishna
Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Colors
Cassie Hart
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do your parents remember where they were when the Space Shuttle Challenger fragmented after launch on January 28, 1986?

The Challenger Disaster: Tragedy in the Skies (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 119 pages (report information)

Script
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Colors
Cassie Hart (credited)
Letters
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Approximately 229 million kilometers from the Sun.
Genre
history; science fiction
Characters
Ms. Slifer (a teacher); Max (a student); Fatima (a student); Carmen (a student); Chris (a student); Commander Francis "Dick" Scobee; Michael J. Smith; Ellison Onizuka; Ronald McNair; Judith Resnik; Gregory Jarvis; Christa McAuliffe; Richard Feynman; General Donald Kutyna; Roger Boisjoly
Synopsis
On a space station orbiting Mars on the 400th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster a group of children present a class project on the Challenger, covering the history of the Space shuttle program, the normal routine of a shuttle mission, an overview of the crew, the events leading up to the final launch, the launch and subsequent disaster, the investigation into the causes, and the lessons learned.
Keywords
astronauts; engineers; Mars; NASA; o-ring; school; scientists; space program; space shuttle; Space Shuttle Challenger; space station; teachers

An Afterword from Author Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis (credited)
Colors
Cassie Hart
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the day of the Challenger disaster I was only two months old.

Additional Challenger Facts (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Pranas T. Naujokaitis ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Challenger was originally built as a test vehicle....

Indexer Notes

Trivia

[About the Author] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Inks
Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Piranhas T. Naujokaitis is a cartoonist whose work ranges from ....

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

The Space Program's Darkest Day (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Challenger Disaster: Tragedy in the Skies
  3. 2. [Foreword]
  4. 3. The Challenger Disaster: Tragedy in the Skies
  5. 4. An Afterword from Author Pranas T. Naujokaitis
  6. 5. Additional Challenger Facts
  7. 6. [About the Author]
  8. 7. The Space Program's Darkest Day
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