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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl: 08/26/21

Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke is the conclusion to the Mighty Jack series and an extra story in the Zita the Spacegirl series. Jack, Lilly, and Zita must team up to save the Earth from an invasion from the alternate universes.

By this point in the stories all three leads have grown to be superheroes of one sort or another. Jack is a fantasy hero, Lilly is a king, and Zita is a space hero. With their track records the stakes for this final confrontation must be high.

As it's also a crossover it seems that every character from both series must make an appearance. I'm more familiar with Jack and Lilly's story and their world's cast of characters. Zita's books I read longer ago; the first one released a decade ago! Thus this crossover would work better after a binge read of both series. In my case, I did a lot of shrugging when a character made a dramatic appearance.

Chart showing how the Mighty Jack and Zita Spacegirl books progress on the Road Narrative Spectrum

Both series take paths on the road narrative spectrum. The Zita books I read before I began the RNS project in earnest. Therefore I haven't placed my reviews of her graphic novels into the road narrative reviews. I am instead including a chart here to show how the two series progress to the point of the crossover.

Jack, Lilly, and Zita are privileged travelers (00). Their goal is to get home and save home (66). Their route is the maze (CC) in that they are in actual danger and there are traps and a changeable landscape. Summarized, the crossover is about three privileged travelers saving home via the maze (0066CC).

Four stars

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