"Times Squared" is a clever title for a clever concept. Rocket Girl is a member of a futuristic teen police force, who volunteers to go back in time to stop an evil mega-corporation from developing a particular piece of tech in 1987 (but of course, that tech is the same item that allows her to time-travel, so if it's never invented, she can't get back to her own time, and therein lies the twist on the sacrifice-and-salvation trope). She has a couple things going for her: first, a strong sense of right and wrong, and second, the skill to use the rocket pack strapped to her back. Ensuing events in 1987, if not exactly unpredictable, are at least pretty darn amusing.
All in all, it's a beautiful drawn, very satisfying little volume, and I'll be sure to pick up the next one.
Biggest plus: smart, sassy heroine who's neither a perfect goody two-shoes nor a delinquent, neither too innocent nor too jaded.
Biggest drawback: sometimes the art was just a little *too* complex (lots of creative placement of the boxes) and I lost the flow of the action ("Wait, did she just hit her head, or did someone shoot her, or...?") for a moment. Probably would be smoother on a second reading.