Series: Zita the Spacegirl #1
Published by First Second on February 1st 2011
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.
Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.
Short & Sweet: Another fantastic graphic novel that I think my students are going to love. Zita is horsing around with a friend of hers when they discover a large hole and strange device. When she presses the button on the device, her best friend gets sucked into a different world and she runs after him. This world is going to explode in three days, so she must find a way to save him and head home safely. The graphics were fantastic and the story even more so.
Final Verdict: Zita the Spacegirl is probably one of my favorite graphic novels so far.