Hiccups: Fun ­Stories

­Action Lab. Apr. 2022. 52p. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781632295835.
Gr 1-3–For younger or less able readers just getting into comics, this slender graphic gathering offers episodes of various lengths, colorful art, diverse casts, and plenty of jokes and action. In “No Nacho Left Behind,” for instance, Wild West raccoon sheriff Raul Rattatan and his porcine, artistically gifted sidekick Pancho get to the (literal) bottom of a snack-jacking. In “Love Conquers All,” ghost dog Sato joins Luz, a purple-haired young witch in a hoodie, for nighttime museum adventures featuring a motorized Triceratops skeleton. In eight single- or half-page segments chucked in after the four main stories, Martinez-Joffre adds a maze to trace and a page of sound effect words as changes of pace. The result is a volume consistent in visual style, but otherwise a grab bag of plots, characters, and themes.
VERDICT Newer and less practiced readers will find something to enjoy in this varied showcase.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing