Dark Horse Comics has provided The Beat with an exclusive preview of pages 14-20 of Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy, Volume 2. The new trade paperback is the second collection of McCranie’s web comic series, about a teenaged girl who, after moving away from home and starting over at a new school, meets a mysterious boy who may just be from outer space. Here’s how the publisher describes the second collected edition:

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Jemmah, her best friend from the colony, is the flavor of pineapple and jalapeno. Cassie, from Earth, is like red pepper.

After being forced to leave her space-colony home when her dad was fired, Amy starts to adapt to a new life on Earth. High school seems difficult at first, but a close group of friends begin to make the transition easy for Amy, and she finds herself falling down a rabbit hole in her relationship with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver.

I absolutely loved the first collected volume of Space Boy when I reviewed it earlier this year, and I’m excited to see what the next book has in store. Check out the preview pages below, and look for Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy, Volume 2 in comic shops on Wednesday, October 31st.