Reviews for Missile Mouse 2 : Rescue on Tankium3


Booklist Reviews 2011 April #2
After jet-packing and lasering his way through The Star Crusher (2010), Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse is back for another blast of high-energy interstellar adventure. Lone wolf that he is, MM is dismayed to get partnered up with security robot Agent 44 ("In a tight situation there's no substitute for quality gray matter and a beating heart") on a mission to investigate the strange goings-on in the far-off colony Tankium3. Dodging the flame-throwing bounty hunter Blazing Bat and plunging deep into the stardust mines of the blobby King Bognarsh, Missile Mouse has plenty of opportunity to show off his mavericky talents and even learn some respect for his plucky bot partner. Clean character design, oodles of great gadgets and gear, and tons of action fill the brightly colored panels in this sci-fi romp, and an appended "Missile Mouse Guide to the Universe" provides diagrammatic details of MM's flight suit, blaster, spaceship, and more. Pair this up with Michael Gagné's The Saga of Rex (2010) for a deep-space graphic-novel double feature. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse returns in his second action-packed graphic novel. MM, with a group of robot agents, tries to rescue the residents of Tankium3 from an evil mastermind who is forcing them to work as miners. Parker's dramatic flair is evident in full-color panels that capture action sequences and humor alike, creating strong appeal for graphic novel readers. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 October
This is a graphic novel adventure with Missile Mouse, an agent for Galactic Security and his robot sidekick. The evil king uses mind control to enslave the locals of the distant planet to work in the mines for his cola drink and ensure him the riches he believes he deserves. He hires a bounty hunter bat to get rid of Missile Mouse but that plan does not succeed. There is the usual cartoon violence with onomatopoeic accents and colorful illustrations. There is a Guide to Missile Mouse's Universe at the end of this story and the storyline of this adventure leads directly into the next story. Fans of graphic comic-style action books will enjoy this super hero. Kay E. Evey, Teacher-Librarian, Tukwila (Washington) Elementary School. ADDITIONAL SELECTION ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 March

Gr 3-6--The Galactic Security Agency's most fearless (and sometimes defiant) operative, Missile Mouse, is the classic "plays by his own rules" protagonist. After discovering a mysterious mind-control device, the GSA sends him, along with a robot partner, on a mission to get to the bottom of things. They soon discover that King Bognarsh is enslaving an entire society on a remote planet. Missile Mouse and his bot set out to free the slaves, but Bognarsh has other ideas, sending henchman Blazing Bat to interfere. The crisp, vivid illustrations combine with a clear layout to create a graphic novel that works for veterans of the genre as well as newcomers. Enthusiastic readers will appreciate a section in the back of the book that features detailed diagrams of the characters, structures, vehicles, and gadgets of the Missile Mouse universe. While the story touches on some familiar tropes, the execution is impressive--brisk and entertaining. Hand Missile Mouse to a "Star Wars" fan and watch the word-of-mouth machine start chugging. Students will soon be lining up for this one.--Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI

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