"Cosmic Cadets is the perfect adventure for anyone who's dreamed of making first contact. Fun, fast-paced, and with a ton of heart." — Conor McCreery, author of The Last Witch
"Take the best of Star Trek (which I love) and mash it up with The Goonies (which I love), and you’ve got Cosmic Cadets (which, it turns out, I LOVE)! Heartfelt, thoughtful, and surprising, this is a story that’ll give as much to parents as it does to kids." —Justin Peniston, writer for Sonic Prime
"Why wouldn’t kids make friends with the first alien they meet? Cosmic Cadets is a prescient and charming story for all ages about respecting differences and the consequences of acting out of fear." —Tilly & Susan Bridges, writers for Monster High
"A rambunctious space adventure." —Publishers Weekly
"Alves’ bold artwork really captures the intensity of the situation and the anxiety of the characters expertly. A stellar choice for middle-grade comics fans." —Booklist
"Heartfelt... readers will enjoy this thrilling escapade filled with action, friendship, family, and overcoming the fear of the unknown." — School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids
Our parents can’t stop a galactic war… but maybe we can? Strap in for a colorful and action-packed space adventure about friendship, family, and fear of the unknown!
Humanity has gone to the stars, and the ESS Khonsu and its crew are leading the charge to explore the galaxy. As the son of the ship’s captain, Jimmil might not always live up to his mom’s expectations… but right now he and his friends might be the galaxy’s only hope. After they’re stranded on a strange alien planet, they’ll have to do what their parents couldn’t: explore the surface, discover the secrets of the terrifying race that lives there, and try to prevent a full-scale war! Working together, these Cadets will discover that sometimes being a hero means learning to see new perspectives, and sometimes bravery means admitting when you’re wrong. -- a 160-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with 3" French flaps (6" x 9")