Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘Laika’

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In 1957, an abandoned dog named Kudryakava became the world's space traveler and a Soviet hero named Laika. This is her story.

Today on the Comics Page, we're proud to present an excerpt from Laika, a graphic novel based on a true story, by Nick Abadzis, out this month from First Second Books.

Laika, by Nick Abadzis

What happens next? Read Laika, out this month from First Second Books.