Astronaut Academy: Splashdown is the exciting third installment of the middle grade graphic novel series from author Dave Roman.
Heroes like Hakata Soy don’t take vacation!
It’s summer vacation for the students of Astronaut Academy, and Maribelle Mellonbelly is throwing the best party ever on Beach Planet? Yes! But tensions heat up fast when Hakata Soy’s arch rival, Rick Raven, arrives. And soon the whole planet is heating up—with a giant volcano threatening to blow its top!
Unless they can work together save the planet, the students of Astronaut Academy will be toast. But can they put aside their differences in time to turn the tides?
About the Author
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis (with John Patrick Green) and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror, Nursery Rhyme Comics and the Flight series. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine, and is currently the editor for First Second’s Science Comics and History Comics ongoing series of nonfiction graphic novels. He lives in NYC and draws a webcomic called Starbunny, Inc.
"All of the characters are adorable, like hastily drawn Hello Kitty figures, but taken from a broad array of cultural origins. The Wibowos give them dimension with their Technicolor palette."—Kirkus