Hakata Soy's past as the leader of a futuristic superhero team is catching up with him, just as he's making a fresh start at a new school. How can Hakata study for his classes in anti-gravity gymnastics, fireball throwing, and wearing cute hats when he's got a robot doppleganger on its way to kill him?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dave Roman is the creator of Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to the Flight series, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbener: Zuko's Story. Roman worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in New York City with his wife, Raina. His website is www.yaytime.com.
"Poignant . . . silliness is high on the agenda . . . involved and complex comedy."
"It's a fast, fun read that feels fully formed and complete from the first page and makes you want to keep reading until it's done; there's something about it thatıs got such momentum that you just don't want to stop. That's what connects [Astronaut Academy and Scott Pilgrim] in my mind; the energy, the excitement, the fun." -Robot 6/Comic Book Resources
"There will not be a better all-ages graphic novel published this year than Astronaut Academy. Period." -Comics Waiting Room
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is "Astronaut Elementary" and how is it different from "Astronaut Academy"?
Astronaut Academy started out as a webcomic and series of mini-comics called Astronaut Elementary. A lot of the material was redrawn, revised, and expanded to make it an even more awesome reading experience in book form.
Can reviewers get a PDF or advanced copy of the book?
YES! Just contact gina.gagliano[AT]macmillan[DOT]com
Can you visit my school or library to talk about comics and manga?
Absolutely!I've got a one hour presentation that includes a slideshow and live drawing. I focus on how I went from drawing as a kid, to working at Nickelodeon, and creating my own comic characters.
For more info please email: yaytime[AT]gmail[dot] com.