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Apocalyptigirl : an aria for the end times
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  Library Journal Review

ApocalyptiGirl follows the exploits of Aria and her cat Jelly Beans in a classic desolate postapocalyptic landscape as they search for an ancient self-sustaining energy source called the Grand Photon. Once the relic is found, Aria will have completed her mission and can return to her world. But along the way she must contend with fighting clans who want to kill her and one another. This action-packed comic blends simple artwork with sparse dialog to create a work that is refreshing and unique. The artistic style of creator MacLean (Head Lopper) is similar to that of Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100), Mike Mignola ("Hellboy" series), and Fabio Moon (Day Tripper) but is distinctly his own, employing energetic line art and a rich color palette. Verdict With a strong, gun-toting female lead, this is a perfect pick for teen girls who like not only sf but also stories with animal companions such as Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis's Memorial.-Lucy Roehrig, Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

With a style that combines the idiosyncrasies of cartoonists Noelle Stevenson and Paul Pope into a fresh new look, MacLean (Head Lopper, Daruma) bursts from the underground scene with a short but memorable major-imprint debut. Aria, a lone operative seeking something of incredible value lost under the rubble of postapocalyptic Earth, must brave hostile tribes and her own isolation in order to complete her mission. With a song in her heart and quiet companionship from her cat, Jelly Beans, Aria carves a path of destruction through everything that stands between her and victory. Scenes range from the horrifically brutal to the soft and compassionate, with no hint of sensationalism or melodrama, but rather raw, authentic emotion in both the script and visuals. MacLean shows a talent for silent storytelling, and his incredibly kinetic, flowing art and use of nontraditional page structures indicate an intimate knowledge of storytelling on its most primal level-as unique as Aria herself. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Alone at the end of the world, Aria is woman with a mission! Traipsing through an overgrown city with her only companion, a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria's search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power has been fruitless so far. But when a run in with a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she'll face death head-on in the hopes of claiming her prize and, if all goes according to plan, finally returning home.
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