Parents' Guide to

Apocalypse Taco

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kids jump dimensions in goofy sci-fi graphic novel.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

MG with midnight movie charm.

I think the world of Nathan Hale, but didn't know what to expect from this beyond 'ok, he wants an excuse to draw weird monsters'. And that about sums it up, but with all of Hale's charm, humor, and inventiveness. The story clicked for me in a weird way when I realized it's not meant to be taken seriously, think of it more like an 80's B-movie than serious SF. Some of the images can be disturbing, but provided kids have a strong stomach for weirdness, I think it's good for most ages (older as well as younger)

Is It Any Good?

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Humor and horror sometimes mix well, and this fast-moving sci-fi adventure finds the right balance between scary and silly. Apocalypse Taco shows the dangers of artificial life, and author-cartoonist Nathan Hale uses his impressive artistic skills to bring the infestation to queasy life. The twins provide plenty of comic relief, but the level of suspense stays elevated. Fans of Hale's One Trick Pony wil enjoy this tale, as will newcomers.

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