OMG what was Afterlift? It was part … I do not know, and I do not know. Chip Zdarsky, Jason Loo, Pairs Alleyne, and Aditya Bidikar put together a graphic novel that takes you on a ride. There is everything in heaven, hell, and earth on the pages.
We have our main character, an “uber driver” to Hell. Literally. Only she does not realize that at first. No, she only realizes this after she learns that one of her passengers is dead, The Hord of demons is after her (the girl is going to Hell, as she has a very special soul/crime of evil), and the other passenger tells Janice that, yes, he is a member of The Horde, too, and explains that the soul he has is special because she never harmed another, only herself. And that is truly sought after in Hell.
It is about redemption, life, family, forgiveness of yourself and others. It is about demons, angels, and humans. There is fun, humor (the more business-like looking demon likes to be more modern, not so “classical droll demon,” one of the demon’s saying he is an “old fashioned demon” and more), guns, battles, blood, life, death and even love. Everything is mixed up and perfectly organized. The colors, details, paneling and other format of the graphic novel is traditional. Also, multiracial characters, girl power and one hell of a car chase comes into play.
While ages 13 and up would be okay, there is some sensitive image, fantasy violence, and the concept of religion coming into play. And while things seem to be a bit heavier on a Christian angle, for the most part there is no one “true way” and we learn that all religions are right and all wrong. It just depends on what you think is going to happen. Therefore, I would lean towards an older teen to adult.
I had a few questions, a few answers, a few more questions not answered, but if there is a second collection, I might be interested in it.