Paper Girls, Vol. 1 written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson
Published by: Image Comics on April 5, 2016
Review Source: Publisher, Goodreads Giveaway
Genres: Graphic Novel, 80’s Radness, Science Fiction
Plot: Four paper delivery girls are swept up in a war that spans across space and time.
Review: First, let me just tell you how much the universe wanted me to read this one. On the same day Goodreads / Image awarded me a giveaway for this title, my husband comes home with it (he knows surprise comics are better than flowers any day). I took this as a sign of great things to come. I was not disappointed.
Paper Girls reads like a trippy John Hughes film… with time travel machines and dinosaurs. Need I go on? I didn’t think so, but just in case you need more convincing know this: Brian K Vaughan is part of my holy comic entourage. He’s one of the few writers who I will purchase on name alone, and he’s been my jam since Runaways. Why? He achieves the perfect three with every series: new / distinct content, relatable characters, and wildly entertaining storyline. Very few reach that level.
I will warn you though, Paper Girls is strange and surreal. You will certainly stop more than once and say “WTF is happening here?!” However, you will enjoy the ride as it kicks you squarely in the 80’s nostalgia feels.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Who should Snag It: It’s Brian K. Vaughan. Everyone should put a little of his work in their lives.
*I would like to thank Goodreads and the publisher for providing me with a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review*