Monday, June 22, 2015

Comic Review: Alex + Ada #15

This, the last issue of Alex + Ada, has stumped me. I don't know how to do this. I want to write this review, because if I can convince anyone to read this series, then this review is worth it. I need to review this, for that exact reason. Try as I might, however, I do not know how to write it, how to say something coherent about the finale and the series as a whole. I know how some people are with spoilers, so I won't give it all away, and I still have not fully processed it, so I do not know exactly what I can say about it except for this: read this series. It sticks the landing with this ending, and is more than worth your time and money.

I don't often have strong emotional reactions to fiction; if I have any reaction, it's very short term and in the moment, over as soon as the moment has passed. This issue managed to breath through that, and left me just sitting there after reading it, not yet going on to the next issue like I usually do almost immediately after finishing one. Instead, I just sat there thinking about it, taking in the emotions from it and just trying to process them all.

Though it won't be right away, I want to go back and read this series again. As soon as I finished this issue, I knew that I had to go back and reread the entire thing, to see how it plays out with the benefit of hindsight and knowing that it manages to end so well.

I always try to be interesting and informative with my reviews, but this one was especially difficult for that. Just know that this series is worth your time and money, even managing an emotional reaction out of a cynic like me. In the future, though I cannot promise a specific date, I will dive into the series as a whole, with full spoilers and the benefit of having enough time to know what to say about the ending. Just get the first issue of this series, and know that it stays good the whole way through. Even though I hate to see it go, it's good that it ends on such a good note.

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