Octopus Girl is written from the point of view of an octopus who becomes a human. It’s a unique book that takes the readers on a journey into the unknown – literally. What started off as a dreamlike narrative about an alien octopus with amnesia has now turned into an almost surreal story about how the protagonist, Madeleine, deals with being a half-alien creature. I’ll offer some background to the premise before diving into the meat of the book.
In Journey Into The Unknown Literally Octopus Girl, the main character is a young woman who was bitten by an octopus as a child and has been searching for years for the object that she was bitten by. Octopus Girl is comprised of a series of vignettes about the titular alien character, a girl who one day discovers her own body part – the tip of an octopus claw – in a pool of blood. The reason this is so interesting is that it offers a unique perspective on the relationship between humans and octopuses: the idea that an alien can fully understand and bond with another creature who also shares its blood. The author, Jade Lopez, has combined her knowledge of marine biology with a fantastic plot to create a very original and intriguing story.
The main character, Madeleine, has a unique ability to read minds. This ability allows her to learn the truth about why a certain octopus girl attacked her and also forces her to deal with the fact that she is an alien. The resulting fights between the octopus girl and Madeleine are full of weird battles, strange symbols, and other surreal elements that keep the story captivating. The strange and vivid illustrations by David Vasso add to the sense that there is more to the story than just a blood-spattered female character.
In addition to a strong plot, Jade Lopez brings readers into the world of dreams, which she expertly usages through the life of an octopus girl. It is interesting to see how Madeleine’s dream world connects to her traumatic experience since it makes the reader wonder if there might be more to these dreams than what is revealed in the story. This helps to establish the premise of Jade’s research, as she is able to draw links between her dreams, and the things she is experiencing. However, the dream she wakes up from is a bit hazy, and some of the details are fuzzy. In this way, the reader is left uncertain as to exactly what happened in her dream. Nevertheless, the symbolism is there and is quite clever for an amateur to try and put together.
I enjoyed the way Jade Lopez drew the octopus girl, and her use of dream logic was very clever and innovative. Unlike most comic book creations, it’s not impossible for an octopus girl to communicate with her squid-like captor and make him see her predicament. The fact that Madeleine’s dream is so vague makes it all the more tantalizing, but it also leaves open questions as to just what occurred in her dream. This is a quality that many fantasy authors are sadly lacking. The fact that Madeleine is a brilliant mind makes this particular genre very rewarding, as we get to observe the workings of the human mind in the strange and fantastical realms of the unknown.
I particularly enjoyed the way Madeleine was slowly pulled into the octopus girl’s dream, which kept her captive in the dream world even after she’d woken up. Jade’s powerful imagination is certainly a quality that adds interest to any story, but in the case of” Octopus Girl” it’s enhanced even more. There is a sense of realism about the characters and the environment in this dream tale, which makes it stand out from other similar tales. The octopus girl is definitely one of my favourite comic book creations of all time.