I have read Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke, but not Zita The Spacegirl, but after reading Might Jack and Zita the Spacegirl graphic novel ($19.50, Raincoast, First Second), I need to find it.

I really enjoy author/illustrator Ben Hatke’s work, particularly Nobody Likes a Goblin, a picture book, and Little Robot, a graphic novel. He writes and draws things I love.’

Mighty Jack is no different. Jack and his friends are ordinary kids who become extraordinary thanks to some magic and their own bravery and courage. Zita, according to the book, β€œis fresh from a slew of interplanetary travels and seeking Jack’s help to face a new threat. When the two meet, they’re more than ready for another adventure.”

The book, like the other I have read before, has amazing illustrations and a great story-line. I think you need to read the other books to fully appreciate this one. I found myself often being lost as to who was who and why they were acting they way they were acting. I also didn’t know a number of the characters, which didn’t help, although I would like to see them again.

If the second book and the latest is any indication, this is a great series to read.

Might Jack and Zita the Spacegirl comes out Sept. 3.

A copy of this book was provided by Raincoast Books for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.