Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

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

Available from First Second in June 2011

ISBN 978-1-59643-620-6

You can pre-order the book now!



"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



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.

Other books by Dave Roman:

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