Monday, December 30, 2019

Aster of Pan Volume 1 by Merwan - OPTIONAL

Aster of Pan Volume 1 by Merwan, 101 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Europe Comics, 2019. $9.

Language: PG (4 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG

BUYING ADVISORY: HS - OPTIONAL

AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE

In 2068, the farm town of Pan is struggling to survive after the devastation of war and social collapse. While 17-year-old Aster was raised in Pan, she is rejected because she was not born there. When an unknown man comes looking to colonize Pan, Aster is needed to help defend the only home she’s known if it has any hope of surviving.

Merwan illustrates the story with dynamic graphics to assist the script in telling Aster’s story, and I enjoyed the pictures more than the story itself. I think the premise is intriguing, but this first volume of the series is more about setting up the story than telling it. The sequels could be interesting; I hope they pick up the pace now that the foundation has been laid.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

FYI: This item is only available via Amazon Kindle as an ebook.

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