Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Reader's Diary #1899- Adam Rapp (writer), Mike Cavallaro (artist): Decelerate Blue

There were a lot of things I liked about Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallro's dystopian graphic novel Decelerate Blue, but ultimately I didn't enjoy it as a complete package.

 The concept was especially great. It's a world in which society values speed above all else and in our present day society it's not so hard to imagine. Of course, in all dystopian stories there's a protagonist who rebels against it all and in this case it falls to a teenage girl named Angela. Soon she will meet an underground (literally) resistance group. She will also fall in love. Finally, a few cracks starts to appear in the resistance group as well, suggesting they also have some questionable policies.

The art was decent in predominately black and white and with occasional uses of colour to make an artistic point.

I didn't, however, feel especially connected to Angela and her love story seemed tacked on and (ironically) rushed.

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