When Spartacus Ryan “Poop Lip” Zander finds his house destroyed and his wacko, Human-Cannonball mother missing, it’s obvious that she’s been kidnapped by Bartholomew’s World-Renowned Circus of the Incredible. But when his dad and brother refuse to believe it—because they’re morons, obviously—it’s up to Spartacus to be the hero. With the Internet-wizardry of his best friend and clues from his mom’s postcards, Spartacus sets out on a rescue mission. But as the stories about the circus get stranger (and Spart’s enemies get weirder), he realizes the only way to bring his family back together is to bring the big top down, once and for all.
Illustrated by Robin E. Kaplan.