Cosmic Pizza Party

Andrews McMeel. Jun. 2021. 160p. Tr $13.99. ISBN 9781524868079; pap. $8.99. ISBN 9781524867331.
Gr 4-7–This punny, cheesy brainchild of Murphy, Ritchey, and Tormo centers on AL-N, an android intern with the ship Pie-in-the-Sky and the Cosmic Pizza crew. Their mission? To deliver affordable, tasty pizza to sentient beings across the galaxy. Narrator AL-N journeys with delivery driver Meg (an anthropomorphic sloth), chef Suzie (a green alien who wears a mechanical suit), and cashier Mohs (a sentient rock) from planet to planet serving pizza, dodging danger (including from the pizza mogul Papa Roni), and gathering the highest-quality ingredients available. Each story is self-contained, making the book easy to read in pieces. The work may benefit from being read out loud, to help readers catch all the pizza puns throughout. The bright art is a perfect match for the slapstick, silly adventures, and the panel layouts deftly convey motion and scene changes. The characters display positive traits such as hard work, open-mindedness, and teamwork.
VERDICT A lighthearted, funny, and thoroughly entertaining sci-fi adventure, recommended for fans of graphic novels with silly humor like Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins’s Donut the Destroyer, punny tales like the “Lumberjanes” series, or science fiction like Mike Maihack’s Cleopatra in Space.

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