The Glorkian warrior eats adventure pie

James Kochalka

Book - 2015

The second adventure of this inept space hero and his talking backpack on patrol.

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Glorkian warrior
Graphic novels
New York, New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press 2015.
First edition
Item Description
Chiefly illustrated.
Physical Description
125 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Main Author
James Kochalka (-)
Review by Booklist Review

The Glorkian Warrior and his supersmart backpack return in another absurdly rip-roaring adventure. While out battling a space snake, the Glorkian Warrior encounters a bully, Buster Glark, who messes up the warrior's plan. The Glorkian Warrior is dejected, but he's happy once he's finally home with his backpack, his alien baby, and Gonk, the tiny Glorkian who's barely old enough to string together a sentence. After some roughhousing and antics at home, the Glorkian Warrior heads out on patrol again, this time with Gonk and the alien baby in tow. Before they can get to any big-time adventuring, however, Buster Glark freezes the alien baby and takes him away! Can the Glorkian Warrior rescue his friend and still have time to go on an adventure? Kolchalka's boisterous plot has all of the logic of an imaginative playground game, which, of course, is a perfect fit for the goofy cartoon characters and riotous, crashing battle scenes on splashy psychedelic backgrounds. Fans of the Glorkian Warrior's madcap adventures will want to add this to their collection.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-In this sequel to The Glorkian Warrior (First Second, 2014), the title character and his trusty backpack deal with a space snake, a nemesis by the name of Buster, an alien baby eating the Glorkian's brain, and a lack of energy crackers. In other words, a normal day in the life of the Glorkian Warrior. After having his brain sucked out, the protagonist explains, "Who cares if my brain is stupid? If I ever needed to think of an idea, I'd just ask my elbow." Add a good dose of rivalry and some excellent potty humor, and readers have a great sequel with a side of adventure pie. The bright colors and huge panels make this an ideal read for beginners to graphic novels. The simple drawings lend themselves well to the action depicted, and though it looks as if there may be too much going on in every panel, it flows quite nicely. VERDICT This second adventure of the Glorkian Warrior deserves a spot in most graphic novel collections, as long as kids can handle a tooting backpack.-Mariela Siegert, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Horn Book Review

In this second overtly silly comic book, the Glorkian Warrior, sidekick Super Backpack, and a baby alien talk about pie, elbows, and eyeballs. At over one-hundred pages, the minimal plot line is drawn out and somewhat convoluted. The illustrations are engaging and silly, though, and the text is full of goofy exclamations and made-up language that will resonate with new readers. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Kirkus Book Review

Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes. After successfully delivering a pizza to himself in The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (2014), the Glorkian Warrior and his trusty, sunshine-hued companion, Super Backpack, are back, battling a pie-factory-destroying, candy-colored space snake only to be beaten to the kill by a rival warrior, the daffily nefarious Buster Glark, who has a freeze-ray-shooting backpack. The Glorkian Warrior returns home to lick his wounds, rearrange his furniture and recharge Backpack. There, they are greeted by Gonk, a salmon-colored minidoppelganger of the Glorkian Warrior, and the lime-green Baby Alien. When the group finally realizes that the Baby Alien has been sucking out the Warrior's brains (readers will be way ahead of them, thanks to the "suck suck" sound effects), they must help revive him with energy crackerswhich are promptly stolen by Buster Glark. Madcap whimsy runs rampant, and jokes about nothing, everything and flatulence abound against a vibrantly colored backdrop that would make even Willy Wonka's eyes hurt. Kochalka's intensely zippy and quirky humor never misses a beat and rolls fluidly from one wisecrack to another; maybe this isn't everyone's brand of comedy, but for those readers who enjoy silly for silly's sake, this will surely delight. Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.