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Apocalypse Taco

Review

Apocalypse Taco

A warning, you may either intensely crave tacos after reading APOCALYPSE TACO or be turned off from them for a while. Taco fans read at your own risk!

APOCALYPSE TACO was by far one of the most entertaining and original graphic novels I’ve read in a while. Set in an unnamed town, the book opens with two young teens helping their drama teacher mom at an all-night crew for the Brigadoon, the show they’re putting on. When the pizza disappears due to the hungry wrestling team, their mom allows Sid, one of the student crew members and her son, to go get food for the rest of the group.

"I love too how funny the book was. The weirdness of it all could have created such a dark and gruesome atmosphere...but Axl, Ivan and Sid’s reactions to everything were hilarious."

When they get to the Taco Bear and place their order, they’re attacked by a creature in their taco bag. They rush back to the school to find everything distorted and changed. Weird mashed up figures take place of their crew members and the building and surroundings become gooey and gummy. Even the sky has changed colors. They soon realize that the tacos were to blame and they may be the only remaining people in the town.

I was a bit grossed out by the whole premise of this book --- which I think was the point! Nathan Hale’s drawings are done in such detail that you can’t help but be equally disgusted and engrossed by the whole story. I honestly didn’t see the ending and the backstory behind the taco apocalypse coming. It was fascinating! Nathan Hale is so talented in that his drawings are of such a cinematic quality --- I really could imagine this as an episode of some freaky show like “Black Mirror.”

I love too how funny the book was. The weirdness of it all could have created such a dark and gruesome atmosphere --- with faceless gooey figures taking over and buildings melting together but Axl, Ivan and Sid’s reactions to everything were hilarious. They reacted how I’d imagine teenagers in their situations reacted --- horrified and also incredulous!

I won’t spoil the rest but be warned, APOCALYPSE TACO ends ambiguously. I need a sequel! Please tell me a follow-up is planned!

Reviewed by on March 20, 2019

Apocalypse Taco
by Nathan Hale