Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Cliff Chiang

Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal
Format: Trade Paperback Comics Collected Edition
Series: #1 in the Paper Girls series
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 144
Source: Library

The Book:
This volume collects issues 1-5 of the comic series.
From the publisher:

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 smashhit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

My Thoughts:
I admit that I have a bit of a predisposition to like most of what Brian K. Vaughan does. When a friend from my LibraryThing group recommended this I was an easy sell. He was absolutely right. I loved it. In fact, I don’t want to wait for the next trade collection to find out what happens. I will likely subscribe to the digital individual issues. This is just fun.

Set in late 1980’s Cleveland on a Halloween night the strange things the four paper girls encounter are initially possible Halloween costumes and pranks. It doesn’t take long though, to figure out that this is much stranger than they initially think. The flying dinosaurs from outer space are a pretty good hint.

Time travel, creatures from outer space, apple symbols (that I can’t wait to find out more about) and general all around good adventure featuring four smart teenage girls. It ends on a cliffhanger so you’ve been warned.

This is completely beyond explanation but trust me. Find this series. Read it.

4.5 stars Rating 4.5/5