Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes.
After successfully delivering a pizza to himself
in The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
(2014), the Glorkian Warrior and his trusty, sunshine-hued companion, Super
Backpack, are back, battling a pie-factory–destroying, candy-colored space
snake only to be beaten to the kill by a rival warrior, the daffily nefarious
Buster Glark, who has a freeze-ray–shooting backpack. The Glorkian Warrior
returns home to lick his wounds, rearrange his furniture and recharge Backpack.
There, they are greeted by Gonk, a salmon-colored minidoppelganger of the
Glorkian Warrior, and the lime-green Baby Alien. When the group finally
realizes that the Baby Alien has been sucking out the Warrior's brains (readers
will be way ahead of them, thanks to the “suck suck” sound effects), they must
help revive him with energy crackers—which are promptly stolen by Buster Glark.
Madcap whimsy runs rampant, and jokes about nothing, everything and flatulence
abound against a vibrantly colored backdrop that would make even Willy Wonka's
eyes hurt. Kochalka's intensely zippy and quirky humor never misses a beat and
rolls fluidly from one wisecrack to another; maybe this isn't everyone's brand
of comedy, but for those readers who enjoy silly for silly's sake, this will
Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)