Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Saving the Whole Wide World, and Hilo and the Great Big Boom

Hilo Saving the Whole Wide World 
Hilo and the Great Big Boom
by Judd Winik
Random House 2016, 2017. Comics. 193 p.
Here are the second and third in the Hilo comics series. In number 2 Hilo returns to Earth and moves next door to DJ. When a destructive force greater than any they have yet encountered lands near DJ's house, Hilo, Gina and DJ will need all the help they can get to defeat it.

In the third book Hilo, Gina, and DJ visit the home world of their new friend, Polly, the warrior cat. Polly's clan is in trouble and the three friends stay to help bring peace to their world. In the process, DJ learns more about friendship, and Hilo learns more about his past.

 I looked back at my review records, all three in the series have received starred review, which is rare for comic books. Winik manages a nice balance of plot, character development and action. They really are a delight and will appeal to both the Avatar crowd and the Calvin and Hobbes readers.

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