ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times #1
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ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times #1

Writer: Andrew MacLean Artist: Andrew MacLean Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

Alone at the end of the world, Aria is a woman with a mission! As she traipses through an overgrown city with a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria is on a fruitless search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power. But when a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she’ll face death in the hopes of claiming her prize.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth May 21, 2015

    It’s masterful, just masterful. A fully encapsulated story that could go a million directions but settles on one that’s real, authentic and still, surprising. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Apr 30, 2015

    MacLean has a winner here; even if we never see Aria and Jelly Beans again, this is something that will last. Two reads down, and already looking forward to having and reading a physical copy might be the peak of praise, especially if you knew the back log that threatens to come crashing down and kill me in my sleep. Andrew MacLean is a creator to keep tabs on, and this is, if you didn't piece it together, a book that you absolutely need to have/read/own/cherish. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Sam Roche May 21, 2015

    This MacLean guy should be watched very closely. Every work he produces is brilliant and this spectacular graphic novel may be the best yet. An easy recommendation to anyone who likes being happy. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Sharp Apr 23, 2015

    ApocalyptiGirl is beautifully drawn with compelling characters and an interesting setting. While it suffers from a little bit of confusing narration and plot at times, overall it is a powerful story that I greatly enjoyed reading, especially given my background in creating a similar type of sci-fi/apocalyptic story. I heartily recommend that you check it out once it is published. I know I'll be looking for MacLean's name in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 28, 2015

    “ApocalyptiGirl” is a simple story with a lot of heart and storytelling skill and there's no reason why you shouldn't pick this up. It's a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 23, 2015

    The graphic novel is beautiful, and priced for a steal at $9.99. I highly recommend checking it out when it hits shelves in late May. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Apr 28, 2015

    Overall, ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times was an enjoyable read. Though I would have preferred stronger world-building, Aria is a unique protagonist with an absolutely precious cat and both are the true strengths of the book. The artistic style only amplifies this strength and makes for a consistently engaging and solid experience. ApocalyptiGirl is a fine graphic novel debut for MacLean and a fine read for those looking for characters that have been created with care. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Gregory Goode May 1, 2015

    Apocalyptigirl: An Aria For The End Times is an ambitious, gorgeous addition to any comic reader's bookshelf. While a wider universe is hinted at throughout, if MacLean's story begins and ends here it's a satisfying trip to a strange new world, and a welcome introduction to a promising creative talent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Apr 23, 2015

    This is a book that anyone can pick up and enjoy. The age rating of twelve years old feels realistic as there is some violence and blood in some panels that might not be suitable for younger readers (even if it is drawn in a really cute style). It's a simple enough story that younger readers will be able to understand it, while still having enough nuance that older readers will get a little more from it. Read Full Review

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