The Only Living Girl #1: The Island at the Edge of Infinity
Zee Parfitt wakes up into a world her father Dr. Thomas Parfitt a.k.a. Doctor Once has created called Chimerika. When a weird electrical storm sets her home on fire, Zee is determined to stop the evil organization of the Consortium who plan to destroy her world and enslave all. Can she and her new friends save the world or will everything perish? Read on and find out for ...more
The opening is a bit confusing, especially with the non-linear sequence. The rest is fast paced and not a single scene was a letdown. Ill be keeping an eye on this one.
I have not read "The Only Living Boy" series, but having read this, I think I will be making a request. As the first volume in a sequel series, "The Only Living Girl" volume 1 starts off with a smooth introduction to an exotic cast of characters who live on the planet Chimerika, the monstrous creation of Zee's father. Enough background is provided that this story could be read independently of the initial series, however I believe the story would ...more
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I first read it. The story follows the main characters from The Only Living Boy series with a new protagonist who strives to be perfect, while dealing with tremendous fears of failure. As the mother of two pre-teen girls of mixed race, I empathized with Zee's troubles, because I see similar struggles with my own children. While this books doesn't quite match my adult ...more
tl:dr: Amazing girl saves the world.
Artsy girl at the end of times needs to save the world from creatures. The editor's note points out that this is both the start of the series and a sort of spin-off, with a character from the Only Living Boy, another graphic novel, showing up. I used to love action and superhero comics, two genres this draws from, so I am pretty familiar with accepting cross-overs, even if I don't quite get all the references. But, if that's ...more
actual rating: 3.5
This was a really fun read and the only reason it gets rounded down to 3 instead of up to 4 is because I find it difficult to get too into single issues of comics. Granted this 'single issue' is around 70 pages so it's definitely got more meat to it than most, but it's still very much just the set up of what will become the main plot line in the future. Still, it's a cute story. The art is very bright and interesting and I like ...more
I wasnt sure what to expect with this book. I love the first 13 pages of the story, in particular. The combination of art and writing was a nice intro into the series. While I have a few questions about the narrative and the long term aspects of the story, I truly did enjoy this.
Apparently this is either a sequel to or spin-off of The Only Living ...more
I think the creators did a very good job of combining science, action, and diversity. Each theme was perfectly placed and didnt overshadow the other. ...more
I didn't know this was a continuation of the Only Living Boy series, but I loved it just the same. Beautiful art. I need to sit down and read this in conjunction with Only Living Boy to get a full picture.
I received an ARC of this comic book via NetGalley.
The digest: Enjoyable artwork and cool character design, but probably only worth a look if you've read the previous series (The Only Living Boy).
From the book's Goodreads page:
"Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the...more
From my understanding, The Only Living Girl is a spin off from The Only Living Boy. Now, I havent actually read The Only Living Boy, but I can honestly say that I had no trouble understanding the plot behind this one. So you can easily skip ahead to this one, if youve spotted it and thought it looked interesting (thats what happened to me).
This was a really fun and quick read. I loved how ...more
Summary from Goodreads page:
Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions -- classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan -- embark on a dangerous quest filled with robots, monsters, unknown ...more
Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt has a mad doctor for a planet, Dcotor Once. He has created a weird patchwork planet of Chimerika. Zee finds herself there with a boy named Erik Farrell and a strange mermaid creature named Morgan. The book is about their adventures and the odd creatures they encounter.
I liked the story, but felt a bit lost since I ...more
Rating: 3.5 stars
This graphic novel is a adventurous story about a girl named Zee. She lives on a planet that was created by science at the hands of her father. This story is field with monsters, aliens, adventure, strong female lead who also is a POC, science, and hints of self discovery.
The story line is great and I LOVE the inner conversations Zee has with herself as shes figuring life out.
I dont ...more
The main character is a young girl called Zee who uses her intelligence, scientific knowledge and bravery to defeat all the obstacles in her path. This is by no means a kids-only story, there are potentially dark consequences to the characters (and theres already been an apocalypse).
This is apparently a continuation of The Only Living Boy comic, which I havent read so I can ...more
The Only Living Girl is a light romp with a smart, free-spirited girl named Zee, who is the daughter of a Mad Scientist named Doctor Once. Loved the narration and the art. Looking forward to more of the story. If you havent read The Only Living Boy, you may be lost at first, like I was. I took off a star for that, but otherwise this is a great graphic novel for kids ...more
Unfortunately I could not get into this book at all. I got lost with the plot within the first few pages and really had to push through to keep going with the story.
I did not know this was part of a series, which would have helped me to understand the storyline.
On the plus side, I really enjoyed the art style and the bright colours used in this book, that made it quite different from your typical graphic novel.
I did not know this was a continuation of a previous story when I started reading, but (like the publisher explained in the afterword), I didn't really feel as though I was unable to follow the plot. While it is a continuation, it's perfectly possible to jump right in and get going, without getting bogged down by backstory or explanations, which I appreciate!
I liked the design of the aliens, though I wish we had seen more that weren't bipedal (one of my biggest ...more