The Last Comics on Earth

Viking. (The Last Comics on Earth: Bk. 1). Apr. 2023. 240p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780593526774.
Gr 3-7–“The Last Kids on Earth” fans will be excited for this graphic novel spinoff. Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk are reading a volume of their favorite comic, all about Z-man saving Apocalyptia, when they realize that they have reached the end of what has been written. Not wanting to be left wondering what would happen next, the four friends decide to write their own comics and create their own superheroes. Even though each superhero wants to be the star, the four will have to find a way to work together to save Apocalyptia, which proves to be a challenge. This graphic novel has the same humor and action that the original story has, but, because much of the action occurs within the comic itself, it has new characters and is set in a different world. Pages in the world of the comic are full color while those depicting the four writers are monochromatic shades. The illustrations are fun and add to the story. The superheroes are well thought out, including their costumes and in-depth background stories.
VERDICT Readers who have been long-time fans of “The Last Kids on Earth” will enjoy, but anyone could jump right into this story and be able to follow along

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