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Astronaut Academy : Zero Gravity
by Dave Roman


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Hakata Soy's past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won't stay in the past

The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren't going so great, though. The most popular girl in school has it in for him.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Hakata Soy's past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won't stay in the past

The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren't going so great, though. The most popular girl in school has it in for him. His best friend won't return his calls. And his new roommate is a complete jock who only cares about Fireball.

Hakata just wants to make a fresh start. But how will he find time to study Anti-Gravity Gymnastics and Tactical Randomness when he's got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596436206
  • ISBN-10: 1596436204
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 185
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 6.06 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds

Series: Astronaut Academy

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Science Fiction

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-04-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Roman previously adapted the X-men as a shojo manga, so he certainly knows his way around the "special academy" story. This time out, it's the story of mech-riding superhero/ordinary school kid Hakata Soy, and his attempt to make a fresh start at a new orbital school filled with a bunch of colorful, aspirational classmates. Hakata struggles with the typical social drama of middle school, as well as the occasional evil twin robot assassin. It's a zany setup designed more for random fight scenes and one-liners, and the book contains a mix of short stories and one-page gag strips. The dialogue reflects this, with the kind of manic every-line-has-to-be-a-joke dialogue that reflects contemporary kids' cartoons like The Fairly OddParents. The artwork is very cartoony and cute, and uses free-floating layouts to add to the whimsy. Ages 10–14. (June)

 
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