The family drama is deftly handled. Rather than making it into a soap opera, nothing is taking to the point of exaggeration, leaving the relationships, friendships, and family bonds feeling that much more real. The kids exude the joys of childhood, the families feel the strain of absent loved ones, and the hopes and dreams of the astronauts are tempered by the cost.
Astronaut Dad is not a long read, but it is one that will be remembered. It is an example of what historical comics can do, and how deftly a story can be told in this medium.