Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher by Jake Parker

I've ordered the first Missile Mouse for our juvenile graphic novel collection, but couldn't wait to read it anymore, so borrowed a copy from another library to preview it!

Missile Mouse is an agent of the GSA - Galactic Security Agency. He's courageous, fast, and tough. But maybe not so smart...when his last mission ends in disaster, he's saddled with a newbie agent to keep an eye on him. Together, they're sent out on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the galaxy is doomed!

Along the way, Missile Mouse will have to battle weird space creatures, crooks, betrayals, and his own past to save the galaxy yet again.

This story has all the classic sci-fi comic elements, strange creatures, an evil organization trying to take over the galaxy, tough loner who wants to fight it out alone, and even an eager apprentice. But Jake Parker throws in some plot twists and turns that will keep the reader on their toes and Missile Mouse's past makes him a sympathetic and more dimensional character.

The's my favorite part! Clean lines, glorious color, crisp, snappy action, hilariously imagined baddies, even funnier good guys.....I mean, Missile Mouse is....a mouse. With huge ears! The bad guys are....sharks. *snicker*

Verdict: This is definitely going to be veeeery popular at my library and the kids will be clamoring for the next book in the series! Get drawing, Mr. Parker!

ISBN: 978-0545117142; Published January 2010 by Graphix; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

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