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REVIEW: The Space Cadet


REVIEW: The Space Cadet

Book Title: The Space Cadet

Book Description: ”Space Cadet” is the story of a child that wants to grow up to become an astronaut. He brings a piece of moon rock to school for show and tell and tells his class some fun facts about space. Rather than being excited about what they’ve learned, his classmates choose to put him down for being a nerd.

That night our hero has a dream that he gets to go on an adventure to the moon with an astronaut. The astronaut emphasizes how important doing well at school is. Most importantly the astronaut emphasizes never giving up on a dream.

Book Author: Jonathan Hedrick

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Scout Comics

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Illustrator: Stefano Cardoselli

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


Children’s stories in comic books that are not related to established universes or characters (My Little Pony, Mickey Mouse, etc.) are difficult to find. GOOD children’s stories in comic books are even more difficult to find. With Space Cadet, the search is over.

This story does a magnificent job of telling children to never give up on their dreams. Just as importantly, the story gives kids a practical explanation as to why their schooling is so important.

I liked that we have our main character on the cover and that we can see how much he loves all this space-related. Putting him in a rocket ship would have been a bit flashier, which could be helpful with the target audience.

The interior artwork is perfect for a children’s story. It melds perfectly with the writing and gives us a sense that anything is possible. I liked the panel with the lunar rover.

As a geek on a budget, I believe Space Cadet is a one-shot that is perfect for the little ones. It reads just like a children’s book. It has a great message and the kind of positive reinforcement that children need.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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