In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.Collects Paper Girls #1-5. ...
|Title||:||Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls #1)|
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Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls #1) Reviews
*read as single issues*
What I liked:
1. The art! The coloring is vibrant and brilliant. It fits the tone and mood of the story. I love the illustration style as well!
2. The characters! I love that the main characters are 4 girls who don't take anyone's shit basically.
3. The plot! Interesting, crazy, and the ending left me wanting the next issue (doesn't come out till JUNE WHYYYY) so badly
What I didn't like (or just kinda bothered me):
1. The plot! Yea it was confusing sort of but I think that's do ...more
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
So... not amazing, unfortunately. In fact the only thing I super loved about this was the illustrations.
It's a little difficult for me not to compare this to Vaughn's other ongoing series Saga, which had me hooked from the very first installment.
This was was very okay.
Vol. 1 could've benefitted from being a bit longer, providing a little more depth of plot and characterization.
I was really feeling a young, diverse female cast on an 80's science fiction adventure. I was ...more
3.5 terestial ⭐⭐⭐
November 1, 1988….the morning of Hell. Before sunrise, the paper girls are on their bikes armed with the Cleveland Paper out for delivery. Under ordinary circumstances, these girls aren’t to be messed with. Cigarette smoking, hockey sticks at the ready and equipped with flashlights, these bad-ass girls mouth off to the rowdiest street suspects, and almost defy the law…U N T I L the discovery of some alien capsule changes their fateful morning and culminates into a clash with zom ...more
I am always trying to read graphic novels because that is what my students "read" and by read I mean they love looking at the pictures. (I teach high school students with intellectual disabilities).
This book was interesting enough and I chose it for the A Book for All Seasons goodreads' book club. I hope to read the whole series and see what happen to the girls. I would have rated this book higher but there were times in the graphic novel that I felt it jumped around too much and I co ...more
I am in two minds about this graphic novel - I really enjoyed the story told and I see great potential for the future of this series, but at the same time the art left me mainly unimpressed.
This is the story of four paper girls who are on their early morning route when weird things start happening. To be perfectly honest, I don't have everything figured out just yet but the little clues scattered throughout this volume have me highly intrigued and looking forward to the next part. And that last ...more
LOVED the first issue (no surprise there, first issues are a Vaughan specialty), the late 80s setting, Chiang's clean and subtle artwork, Wilson's neon-drenched coloring, the lively, primarily female cast, the snappy yet realistic dialogue – loved it all so much I got a little dizzy early on. Then came the disfigured teenagers from the future, the dinosaurs, the weird language, the Apple dude - and I got a bit confused. Which was the idea, I guess. Not yet sure how it’ll all come together, hope ...more
This is even stranger than Stranger Things.
And definitely stranger than the Saga comic book series, from the same author shall I add. Those of you who have read that series know that the world-building is complex and the characters are many, and still, it’s easy to follow and make connections.
But Paper Girls is a whole other story. From what I understood, there are four girls involved in some kind of discovery that has altered the planet Earth. Adults and kids are being kidnapped—relocated?? Ki ...more
I was not expecting that. I didn't know what to expect, but an alien invasion with for girls on their early morning paper route, no, I was surprised in a great way. It really does have that Stranger Things feel to it too.
There are all kinds of mysteries here that were barely scratched the surface of. I mean we got so few answer. What in the world is going on. I need the next issue like now. There are good characters and there is plenty of craziness. I am so pulled in and drawn in.
Great story, g ...more