The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny

illus. by James Kochalka. 128p. (The Glorkian Warrior: Bk. 3). First Second. Mar. 2016. pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781626720220.
Gr 3–7—The Glorkian Warrior is back with another surreal graphic novel adventure that will take readers to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. His sidekick, Gonk, has amassed a group of friends that are desperate to become Junior-Junior Glorkian Warriors. After following the Glorkian Warrior all day, they all unwittingly stumble upon Quackaboodle The Space God. They accidentally unleash him out into the galaxy where he starts trouble wherever he goes. No background information from the two previous books are given nor is it necessary. This adventure stands alone so new readers can join the fun without having to read the other titles (although they most likely will seek those out). Kochalka's signature blend of bonkers storytelling and pencil, ink & digital illustrations has its fans and they will definitely enjoy this volume in this bizarre, yet endearing series. This is a great choice for reluctant readers who may want something more than your standard fare.
In this gleefully silly entry in the Glorkian Warrior comic series, the "warrior," his talking backpack, and a team of bumbling child aliens go on an adventure. The minimal plot line is drawn out and convoluted; however, hyper-energetic illustrations, goofy wordplay, and a high joke density will win over readers.

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