Thursday, January 5, 2017
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
author: Brian K. Vaughan
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/05
date added: 2017/01/05
'Paper Girls, Vol. 1' by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson is so good that it should be optioned into a tv series. I could see this as a series on Netflix.
The story takes place in 1988, and follows a tough group of paper girls who find odd happenings in their neighborhood on the day after Halloween. Erin is only 12 and out on her route when she is harassed by some boys. She is helped by other paper girls and joins up with them. She meets Mac who was one of the first female paper deliverers. Erin finds out these are tough talking girls with a rough side, but they might be in over their heads when a group of people that seem to be aliens show up in the neighborhood.
The tone of this book is so nostalgic without resorting to cheap pop culture references. The art by Cliff Chiang works so well with this story, and the color by Matthew Wilson is spot on for this story. The look of the book is perfect for the story being told. This collects issues 1-5 of the series, and is by no means a complete story on its own, but it's one heck of a ride. If you are a fan of 'Stranger Things' you should definitely check this out.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel
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