Graphic Novel Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

Graphic Novel Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a PizzaThe Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
Published by Macmillan on March 25th 2014
Pages: 112
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The Glorkian Warrior isn't the brightest bulb in the box, so it's good he's got his trusty talking backpack to advise him as they set out on a perilous journey to deliver a pizza. The pizza's got clams and peanut butter on it, so it's not clear who's going to want it, but deliver it they will. With bright, lively illustrations and classic pratfalls, this graphic novel for kids is 112 pages of super icky gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions— in other words, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza is a winner.

The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza is an interesting graphic novel from the point of view of an alien who gets a call to deliver a pizza. Instead of telling the person that he’s not a pizza place, he embarks on a journey to deliver said pizza. This graphic novel was a nutty adventure full of random encounters and an ending that had me laughing.

I love the design of the characters and world and especially the talking backpack, which seems much more intelligent than the hero of the story. The comedy of the story is very slapstick and a book that will have many young, eager readers. The colors in the book are very bright and create a unique world for readers to explore. While it wasn’t a favorite of mine or gave a lot of depth in a story, I’m sure my students will love every aspect of this book.

I’m hoping we will see future adventures of The Glorkian Warrior as it’s a character that really came to life and sparked some hilarious moments.

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15 responses to “Graphic Novel Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

  1. Sounds like fun. I need something like that since I’ve Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman in January (oh, it was hilarious!).
    Into the tbr it goes.

  2. I couldn’t help but laugh when reading the synop. A pizza with clams and peanut butter just doesn’t sound yummy enough to eat. Totally getting my hands on it since both the cover and synop made me laugh. 112 pages of me laughing seems like a great deal to me.

  3. The cover immediately made me think of Nickelodeon, it reminds me of some weird character they would have on a cartoon.

    Looks like a fun read.

  4. I love the idea behind this story. It sounds super cute and like something I would enjoy reading. MG graphic novels are so easy to love.

  5. Ali

    This seem to be like a rather entertain book for kids. Heck even I would probably read it for the entertainment! 🙂

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