Dog in Space!
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Lika tells the story of the first dog in space, and her life from a spurned puppy to her death as a cosmodog. Lika’s story is paralleled by that of the chief scientist and her handler as they both seek to do their jobs, to prove themselves and make history. The art is slightly rough in a reflection of the time and place, the USSR in the late 1950s, but very effective in giving life to the characters and the times. I would say that in addition to the history, this very effective graphic novel caries an emotional weight that few others can project.