Reading comics is a different skill to reading books full of words, there is a visual grammar to the exposition of a story in a graphic novel. To get youngsters started on building this form of visual literacy, there is no better place to start than with the Cleopatra in Space books by Mike Maihack.
Zapped away as a teenager from her home era of 52 BC, Cleopatra VII found herself in the middle of a centuries’ long war in the far, far, really far, far future. Now she fights alongside P.Y.R.A.M.I.D. (Pharaoh Yasiro’s Research And Military Initiative of Defense), both human and alienkind’s only hope against the evil Xaius Octavian.
Cleopatra in space, a funny action packed graphic novel, began as a webcomic but is now a published in a series of 4 books, with a fifth being launched in March 2019. These books are great fun and have a compelling story line combined with Mike’s dynamic art style.
For those who are not sure, sample chapters are available as web comic ‘Book Previews’ on the Cleopatra in Space web site.
The books are available through Amazon by searching for Cleopatra in Space. There may still be time to get one before Christmas, or it may be a good way to spend any Christmas present Amazon gift tokens.