Mariko Between Worlds

Mad Cave Studios. Aug. 2023. 114p. ISBN 9781952303531. pap. $19.99. SF
Welcome to the future, where every experience imaginable is but a portal away. Carnal cravings and emotional snacking are just some of the multitude of options when a couple visit the inter-dimensional Mall of Portals. After her visa is denied, Mariko is desperate to find a way to stay with her boyfriend, who is leaving for a new job on the Moon of Plenty, so she takes on a mission to deliver a secret package for the mysterious Mr. Eat-Your-Heart-Out. A brilliant palette and wildly playful illustrations make for a compelling tale as readers follow this night of revelry down the rabbit hole—or perhaps the rabbit portal. Erman (Witchblood) and Kangas (TRVE KVLT) create a wonderfully madcap last night for a couple on the verge of becoming something new. Futuristic and psychedelic, the message of growing up and away from the path that one thinks they want will resonate with many.
VERDICT Recommended for mature teens and adults, this title captures the rush of youth, where nights out have no repercussions and hangovers are tomorrow’s problem.
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