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Alien-A-Day # 5—Wernag. According to Galacticpedia, the Wernag (literally translated as “moose sucker”) is a legendary creature in the folklore of planets in the Circinus system, with its first sightings recorded several millennia ago. Though physical descriptions of the creature vary, it is purportedly a small nocturnal predator with a long prehensile tail, who preys on very large animals by pretending to be a discarded kid’s meal toy. According to Circinus biologists and wildlife management officials, the Wernag is an urban legend.
Alien-A-Day # 4—Goophinidae. A widely distributed and diverse group of Cetacean creatures inhabiting several aquatic planets. Characterized by long necks, fine fur, foreflippers, and a powerful tail, it is thought to be one of the most intelligent sea creatures in the universe. Some ancient myths reveal they are harbingers of good luck, while others instruct it is delicious served with lemon wedges.
Alien-A-Day # 3—Beta Carrotoids. A plant-based life-form originating in the sunniest star systems on planets with low levels of nitrogen, moderate phosphate and high potash. Known for their remarkable eyesight and lightning-fast quips, they are disproportionately employed as stand-up comedians and their brash, loud style of entertainment has been inexplicably characterized as “good for you.”
Alien-A-Day # 2—The Gran. A grandmotherly race known for their warm hugs, cookies, and overwhelming scent of wintergreen. They are best known as the first beings to travel the galaxy making only right turns.
Alien-A-Day # 1—The Cespeds. A friendly semi-sentient being from the planet Lipsid 4. Known for their thick lisp, unintelligible speech, insatiable curiosity, and love for sour candies. They are are frequently found as greeters to hypermarkets and discount department stores such as the popular Galaxy-Mart.
Starting March 1st, I’ll be posting an Alien-A-Day leading up to the release of Red’s Planet: Book One on April 19. Join me as we take a look at the diverse and wacky life of the Red’s Planet galaxy.
For all you diehard comic book lovers, Red’s Planet will be available at your favorite comic shop retailer through Diamond Comics in April! Check out previews for the codes and make sure it’s on your pull list!
We’ve gotten a few questions as to why the comments have been shut off on the Red’s Planet blog. Well, in a nutshell, since Red’s Planet is now designated a children’s book, the website falls under rules set forth by COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which regulates the online personal information that can be obtained from children under 13 without parental permission.
In the past, to be able to assure that comments were screened for spam and language, this site was originally set up to ask for an email address for verification and approval. However, under COPPA, an email address is one of many things considered to be a personal identifier. To be honest, COPPA is so difficult to understand and legal advice so expensive, it’s just easier to suspended comments than risk being noncompliant.
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Happy Extraterrestrial Culture Day! I bet it snuck up on you again this year. To make things a little easier for you, we are happy to share Red’s top five tips to help you get along with all the cultures of the galaxy.