Review: Paradox Girl #3
Undoing mistakes or correcting them, can be a difficult task depending on how much damage said blunder may have caused. Understanding that you have created an error, sometimes may be akin to the stages of grief. First, you must acknowledge that you were the main cause of the mistake, which includes a lot of face-palming. Then you may or may not fess up to the crime, and who you tell it to, determines if you will be punished for it.
Then there is the actual correcting, this may lead to you doing even more work to correct said mistake, which could include a lot of pontification and eye rolls. Then there is the aftermath, either people will see this as you are making this one mistake or that it is an indication of how you do things all the time. All these things make up what can be a grueling process, sometimes maybe even cringe worthy, but it happens to the best of us. In the third issue of Paradox Girl our hero makes a mistake that she spends a considerable amount of time and effort to fix.
Paradox Girl and Axiom Man looks to stop a crazy shooter, known as the Paramaniac, but what the reader doesn’t realize is Paradox Girl is the very reason he is crazed. We walk through his day and which exact parts Paradox Girl played a part in and just exactly how she screwed up things. She eventually tries to time travel to correct each of his and her mistakes. By issue’s end, Paramaniac’s bad luck is all because of Paradox Girl, but more so, he troubles do not end, as she has a new set of villains to face off.
Overall, a rollicking and well put together installment in what is probably one of the better books to come out of the independent scene. The story by Cayti Bourquin is funny, well developed, and intelligent. The art by Yishan Li is vivid and elegant. Altogether, a great story that becomes more astonishing by upping the ante in each issue, including this one.
Story: Cayti Bourquin Art: Yishan Li
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy