on 25 June 2004
"Zero Girl is in the mould of The Maxx in that we are dealing with an apparently normal situation and group of people (a high school girl and her feelings for her school counsellor) who suddenly have extra-normal events happening both to them and around them. In this case a "war" between Circles and Squares! This book then deals with the repercussions of these surreal events on the life of the girl and the effect it has on her, both in the short term and longer."
That's what I said in my review of Zero Girl - Zero Girl: Full Circle then continues the story some 15 years later. Unfortunately that's about where the similarities end. The story is sloppy and confusing, the new characters are unsympathetic (in the extreme in most cases) and the art appears rushed most of the time. There is also a very high percentage of large splash panels with very little dialogue making this a very quick read.
The feeling of disappointed is heightened by the knowledge that the first book was brilliant coupled with the very high cover price for this volume (is there any logic to DC/Wildstorm/Vertigo/ABC's pricing policy?).
In short, buy Zero Girl; buy it and give it to your friends that don't read comics; but unless you are a dedicated Keith fan steer clear of this sequel.