Rick Shaw is Boffin Boy by David Orme, Peter Richardson

When his father is killed Rick Shaw vows to use his scientific skills to fight evil - as Boffin Boy. This series is designed for young, independent readers, as well as struggling readers aged 8 to 14 with a reading age of 6-8 years. The use of speech bubbles and a simplified Manga style ensure that the books have simple language and low word counts that are ideal for lower reading ages.