I Wanna Be Literated! 116

I Wanna Be Literated! 116

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Monday, 04 July 2016
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A critical evaluation of ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean.

I know ApocalyptiGirl has gotten some very positive feedback, and I love Dark Horse comics (maybe the biggest comics publisher right now still putting out good titles), but is it OK to say that I was simply unimpressed by this comic? It certainly has lots going for it: cool setting (post-apocalypse survival), cool art (crude-like character designs, and dim colors make for a perfect way to tell a story like this), and cool characters (strong female lead and her cat), so why doesn’t this work as an interesting comic? Well, what’s going on here is that the story has a hard time moving forward. Most of the time, I just had no idea where the plot was going, and what the stakes are. With its parts failing to fit together, ApocalyptiGirl is kind of hard to read.

It’s clear in the beautiful scenarios and imaginative scenarios (robots buried in nature, and subway car-as headquarters) that ApocalyptiGirl is trying to tell a bigger story, which is hard to do in 96 pages. In the end, Andrew MacLean gets an A for effort, and I’m prepared to be truly impressed with his next effort. [OLLIE OTTOMAN]

Author:
http://www.blg.com/en/ourpeople/mclean-andrew

Novel:
ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times is out now. Buy it here on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/ApocalyptiGirl-Aria-Times-Andrew-MacLean/dp/1616555661/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467640601&sr=8-1&keywords=ApocalyptiGirl%3A+An+Aria+for+the+End+Times

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