It’s the end of the line, man, the end of it all. It has been a fun ride reading Void Trip, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. You just have to ride the good times and enjoy them while you can. The first four issues set up memorable characters and a wonderfully trippy world for them to bounce around in. It would be easy for something so wild to end on a boring note. But thankfully, Void Trip #5 gives one groovy finale to all its froot loving fans.
Ana and A.I. finally come to a head with the mysterious dude that has been following them on their entire journey. We finally learn what this guy’s deal is, but of course this would not be Void Trip without a few more surprises up its sleeve. Will Ana be able to escape this universe and all the doom and gloom that comes with it? The final issue of Void Trip will leave you guessing until the end, even if you are completely sober.
The ending of Void Trip is a reflection of life: nothing is given in a neat package, but nothing is also left with complete uncertainty. The far out psychedelic imagery from Plaid Klaus reaches its peak with godlike proportions. The beginning of this issue leaves readers genuinely surprised and possibly confused, but it all makes sense by the end of the issue. As this series as a whole has shown us, you just have to ride the wave until you reach the end, man. You might wipe out before then, but that’s exactly what makes the journey worthwhile.
The characters in Void Trip #5 are as expressive as always. When the froot reaches its godlike status, the colors and composition of each panel are some of the best from the series. The comic relief is spot on as always, with great writing once again from Ryan O’Sullivan, and while there are not as many comic relief moments in this issue, the ones that are here really stand out. It’s a good balance to keep the reader interested.
I’ll be real with you, the ending is a bit of a bummer. But so is the ending of Easy Rider, and that’s still a fun ride. The end of Void Trip fits well with the genre and tone that it sets right off the bat in #1 and maintains consistently throughout its run. It’s pretty rare for a series to be so consistent and spot on, not to mention lots of fun to read the whole way through.
So like, if you’re just looking for a good time, I can now safely say this series is for you. Over five fun issues, Void Trip tells a story like no other: funny, thrilling, and weird in the best of ways. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some hallucinative froot. When the universe has got you down, sometimes that’s just all you can do, man.