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Review: Paradox Girl #4

Time is rather fickle. It can go fast when you are enjoying life. It can drag when life sucks. Everyone you know would love to have the power to control time. The ability to stop time is even more enticing as you can adjust to what comes next. The ability to speed up time is probably the scarier of the alternatives as you don’t know what comes next and what does come next you may not be ready for.

This is where the concept of the “butterfly effect,” comes into play. Changing any detail may alter your future. As we have seen in just about every story about time travel, most characters can’t help themselves as they must make some vain attempt to alter history. This need to improve speaks to every human’s need to make things better if not for themselves, but for humanity. In the fourth issue of Paradox Girl, our heroine faces this quagmire as she soon finds out some things should remain untouched.

We catch up with Paradox Girl as she enjoys a day in the park. Unbeknownst to her she meets an elderly gentleman who is having quite a day. He tells her about a family heirloom something he inherited from his father. This is where Paradox Girl finds out just how far that heirloom went and how it leads to all the important times of his life. By issue’s end Paradox Girl learns the most important lesson of time that experience makes you who you are.

Overall, the most endearing issue of this stellar series. One that will leave you with tears. The story by Cayti Borquin is sensitive and lovely. The art by Yishan Li is gorgeous and vibrant. Altogether, the best issue in the series that shows the reader that although the book is fun it is not afraid to show its heart.

Story: Cayti Borquin Art: Yishan Li
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.4 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy