Graphic Novel Review: Astronaut Academy – Zero Gravity by Dave Roman
Hakata Soy is a young former space hero just starting out at the space based Astronaut Academy. Starting with this simple premise we are introduced to a large cast of characters and many inter-weaving plot lines. The book is made up of lots of short stories told from alternating perspectives all of which are connected to tell a larger story. Because of the structure of the book I found it best to be read in short bursts rather than straight through.
Astronaut Academy is very funny. I often find comedy in comics to be more humorous than genuinely funny but I found myself frequently laughing out loud while reading this. It’s an all-ages book so the humour is very silly which I suppose is part of the fun. It pokes fun at all kinds of science fiction including time travel, superheroes and anime. Packed full of jokes there’s plenty here for both adults and children to enjoy. It really reminded me how much fun all-ages comics can be.