ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times HC Review: Cool

Surviving on a post-apocalyptic planet is had enough. There are all these things that’ll kill you just by looking at them. Good thing you have a cat. At least, Aria does in Andrew Maclean’s graphic novel “ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times.”

In a post-apocalyptic world Aria, along with her cat Jelly Beans, is searching for an ancient relic that has a ton of power. However, things take a turn for the worse when a hunter finds her hideout and now she has to not only find the relic but fight these hunters at the same time.

It’s a fast-paced graphic novel that has plenty of positives…if you can get past Aria constantly arias. That’s the only real nitpick about this graphic novel. Yes, it fits because the main lead’s name is Aria, but it does get annoying after a while and the only real purpose for her singing them is to annoy Jelly Beans.

Besides that, the plot is fine, Aria is a cool character in that she actually acts like what a cool-headed person would act like in this situation despite the times where she is complaining. Yes, she complaining but she’s not throwing a fit (except for that scene where she destroys her computer.

The only real downside is that this isn’t the type of story that needs a sequel/prequel. Whatever plot we get here is fine and anything more would just overcomplicate things.

The graphic novel has one of the most unique art styles in recent history. It’s hard to explain what it looks like. Aria has this sort of medieval Japanese art to her even though she’s wearing modern clothes. The only thing that can be described is the use of color for each panel. The color used is integral for setting up the mood for whatever’s happening in the scene and Maclean does a solid job of portraying emotion using color.

“ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times” has a decent plot with a cool character and some great art. It’s not something groundbreaking but it is worth looking into just for the art and for a decent story about a girl and her cat.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.