Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack #1)

Mighty Jack, written and illustrated by Ben Hatke, was published in 2016 by First Second. 

4 star
Mighty Jack is a bit light on plot – I felt like it ended right as it got going – but its beautiful, simple artwork, tantalizing world-building, and delightful characters and relationships do a great job of making up for it.

Mighty Jack vol 1
“Not posing, I need pets!”

I don’t love this one quite as much as Zita the Spacegirl, but where Zita is more fantastic, Mighty Jack remains grounded in real life. I think Hatke deserves a whole lot of credit for dealing with some really sensitive topics in a middle grade book.



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