graphic novels

Zita the Spacegirl

girl wearing space outfit
It is always exciting to hear of a children's book being made into a movie. Heading off the comic page and onto the silver screen is Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Fox Animation has acquired rights to the trilogy. The graphic novel trilogy follows the adventures of Zita as she learns to be brave and navigate her far out world. Bleeding Cool lists it as one of the “Essential 8 Comics For Kids,” writing:
“… everything I love about comic books; adventure, humor, humanity and a big heaping dose of wonder … Hatke has made something really special here … original and fun. It’s completely appropriate for kids but like the best stories, I think everyone will appreciate it.”
The other two books of the trilogy are Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl. No word yet on when the film will be released, but this would be a good time to check out the books in anticipation.
Hatke won an Eisner Award for Little Robot. His other books include Nobody Likes a Goblin, and Julia’s House for Lost Creatures.