Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack
What does it take to be a great leader? Well, Cleopatra finds out in this new graphic novel series starring the original Cleopatra. Well, sort of. . .The difference is that this Cleopatra, while she comes from ancient Egypt, finds herself in the very far future, preparing to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. At the high-tech school of the future, Cleopatra makes friends and works to fulfill her destiny. Our hero Cleo is a bit of a trouble-maker (no surprise) who takes more quickly to her ray-gun practice than her academic studies. Love the attitude, adventure, and her delightful side-kick, a talking cat. The art style is a treat, with lots of expressive touches, and added details to pore over. The next in the series is out later this spring, so stay tuned.
If your readers enjoyed this, they’ll surely love our list of Graphic novels for tweens. Zita the Space Girl is a special favorite from this list, and there are now 3 books in the series!