author: Brandon Montclare
average rating: 3.69
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/07/25
date added: 2014/07/25
'Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared' is a time travel story about a young jetpack-powered cop being sent back to save the future. I loved the art, but felt like the story was a bit lacking. I loved the protagonist, but the supporting characters were left a little flat. Perhaps in future volumes this will get corrected.
Dayoung Johannson is a 15 year old from the distant future of 2013. She is sent back to the New York of 1986 to stop a corporation called Quintum Mechanics from an error that will wreck her future. The story varies between the present, 1986, and the past, 2013. Dayoung is capable with her jetpack, but does tend to run into things a lot. There are the semi-helpful group of scientists. There are the NY city cops of 1986 who don't know who the heck this flying menace is, and there are a couple strange jetpackers from the future trying to stop Dayoung.
I loved the sheer joy in the story. I loved the art quite a bit. I loved Dayoung and a couple other characters, but most of the supporting characters, and there seem to be quite a few of them, are just sort of there. The story is a little confusing, and not just because it's a time travel story. I'd love to see where this story goes because I think it's got potential and an interesting main character. I'm going with 4 stars based on the things I liked because I think they worked so well.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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