In this relatively well-developed graphic-novel space opera, Navee, a human girl in a universe of varied forms of intelligent life, copes splendidly in two adventures. In Artifice, she faces and revels in intergalactic battle and helps a couple of alternate species reevaluate their thinking about the roles female beings can play in society. Maximum (In)Security is much bloodier and more hectic as Navee does battle with muscular, shape-shifting entities that swarm in deadly spacecraft. The full-color art is nicely conceived and executed with dollops of humor, although many of the speech bubbles are oddly undersized and cramped. Readers need not start at the beginning of this saga to appreciate it, especially if they already have a taste for aliens, machines, and physical conflict aided by strange technology.