Zero Girl: TPB Capsule Review

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Title: Zero Girl Collections

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Sam Keith

Artist:  Sam Keith

Inker:  Jim Sinclair 

Colorist:  Nick Bell(Issue #1)/Jim Sinclair(Issue #2-5)

Lettering: Naghmeh Zand

Cover Artist: Zero Girl

Review: ★★★☆☆

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I started reading Zero Girl. At first the story seems like a 15 year-old girl going through some growing pains at school. Amy Smooster has to deal with bullies and the loss of her family. Mostly Amy has to deal with her infatuation with her school counselor Tim. She leaks water out of her feet when she is embarrassed. The story also revolves around circles and squares. I would say true fans of Sam Keith’s work will enjoy this collected works of Zero Girl. The story addresses some hard issues for high school girls. Amy is strange so it’s why we have no issue relating to her and her situation. It’s the balance of the circles and squares that make this story odd and was a bit daunting for me to read. I like Keith’s artwork. It has a cartoony realism that I can see in a comic or a newspaper strip. In a world where adult take advantage of youths, it’s nice to see the final resolve to this story.

 

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