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Galactic hot dogs. Cosmoe's wiener getaway

Galactic hot dogs Cosmoe's wiener getaway

Cosmoe's wiener getaway

Galactic hot dogs ;

Galactic hot dogs (Graphic novel).
Galactic hot dogs. Cosmoe's wiener getaway
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2015]
Physical Description:
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Galactic hot dogs ; [book 1]

Galactic hot dogs (Graphic novel).
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.

Pagination may vary.
Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He's captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy.


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"Galactic Hot Dogs is an insanely entertaining, eye-popping adventure!" --Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series

Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He's captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy ...

1. Cooking up a Mega-Dog. (Dude, this hot dog is the size of a jeep!)

2. Escaping mutant worm monsters, zombie space pirates, and grumpy robots. (What the butt?!)

3. Playing Super Moon Ninja Death Jab (Turbo Ear Slap! 9,000 points!!)

4. And...PROTECTING THE GALAXY from the Ultimate Evil. (He's kind of an awesome space guy.)

Author Notes

Max Brallier is the author of more than twenty books for children and adults, including tie-in books for the popular show Adventure Time and the acclaimed Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? He lives with his wife, Alyse, in New York City, where he spends his time chasing fortune, glory, and the perfect hot dog.

Rachel Maguire is an award-winning illustrator and animator. She teaches comics to children, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Jon, and her cat, Becky.

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-The story of a young earthling, Cosmoe, and his alien sidekick, Humphree. Cosmoe and Humphree own a food truck called the Neon Weiner, where they concoct unique and eccentric hot dog recipes. Their story begins at the Intragalactic Food Truck Cook-Off in Space Port Funketoun. Cosmoe and Humphree have created the "best hot dog they have ever made," the Mega-Dog. They are convinced that it is their one-way ticket to fame and fortune, until Princess Dagger, daughter of evil Queen Dagger, attempts to steal their ship and their Mega-Dog. Eventually Princess Dagger admits that she doesn't want to be evil anymore and would rather be friends with Cosmoe and Humphree. The trio embark on an action-packed interstellar adventure that takes them to new planets and introduces to them to a huge cast of alien characters. The book is chock-full of illustrations, adding to the whimsical tone, though at times the crowded presentation of the pages might be overwhelming for some readers. The volume of goofy and silly made-up catch phrases littered throughout the narrative sometimes overpowers the story. VERDICT This title is best suited to a younger crowd that can appreciate the potty humor and fun illustrations.-Annalise Ammer, City of Rochester Public Libraries, NY © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Readers who enjoyed Brallier and Maguire's Galactic Hot Dogs webcomic (or played around in the recently launched island set in the same universe) can follow the travails of Cosmoe the Earth-Boy, alien cohort Big Humphree, and maybe-evil Princess Dagger in this print adaptation. Covering the same territory as the 26 chapters of Cosmoe's story available at, this hybrid novel/comic follows Cosmoe's attempts to gather the pieces of the Map-O-Sphere, which purportedly leads the way to the Ultimate Evil. Brallier's story races ahead at what in the film Space Balls would be called "ludicrous speed." Maguire does a heroic job of keeping up with twists and turns that include run-ins with Zombie Space Pirates and the villainous General Krax von Grumble, as well as intergalactic wrestling and video-game tournaments; even so, the action isn't easy to track. Planet-shaking sound effects ("SHHH-BLAM!!!") and lowbrow humor proliferate ("There are 19,476 doom-suns in the known galaxy and they're all hot as butts"), adding up to a whirlwind SF adventure that doesn't take itself a bit seriously. Ages 8-12. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

This print edition of the webcomic Galactic Hot Dogs compiles the first 26 chapters into a more or less cohesive tale featuring young Earth gamer Cosmoe and his hulking alien buddy Humphree. Rocketing through interstellar space aboard their futuristic hot dog stand, The Neon Wiener, the two start by trying to enter their Mega-Dog in the Great Intragalactic Food Truck Cook-Off, end by blowing up a humongous evil monster with a crate of Humphree's Hot Hot Sauce, and in between face challenges ranging from zombie space pirates to dealing with annoying stowaway Princess Dagger. The page design, which tends toward a mad, jagged jumble of fragmentary black-and-white action cartoons, boxes of hyped-up dialogue, splinters of narrative text in multiple sizes, and loud sound effects, takes getting used to but effectively conveys the furious pacing of the plot's roller-coaster array of feats and fails. Readers who have already stepped up to the Neon Wiener online will welcome newly added comments between chapters by a robotic sidekick.--Peters, John Copyright 2015 Booklist