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
A cool first volume, not at all what I expected, but in a good way. The plot is honestly kind of wacky. Weird dinosaurs and time/space travelers, maybe? I honestly didn't know what was going on like 60% of the time, but strangely it didn't bug me... There's a Stranger Things vibe with the 80s setting and the kid protagonists.
The Paper Girls themselves are awfully mature for their what- 12ish years? I had a hard time buying their ages. Maybe I'm just out of touch with the young 'uns t ...more
*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
My favorite series by Vaughan so far is the Marvel Runaways (see Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy for a good start) series. I like Saga a lot, but it has been uneven for me. I DNF'd Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned series around volume 3.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this. I found it mainly meh. It has potential with the aliens and time travel. I like the 80s vibe. I don't know. Just didn't connect with it. None of the characters stood out to me. Probably won't continue.
Heh. I'm a full-on idiot.
I (because reading the blurb is for losers!) thought that the title was some kind of catchy metaphorical shit. Like, they were girls whose young emotions were as thin as paper. Or instead of paper dolls they were paper girls. You know, something along those lines.
For some reason, it never occurred to me that this was about a bunch of girls with a paper route. Probably because that one chick on the cover has a cigg dangling from her lips, making me think they were a tad ...more
Small town America, 1988, and it’s the very early morning after Halloween. Four newspaper girls out delivering see black hooded figures skulking around the neighbourhood and discover a flying saucer in a basement. Then everyone disappears like it’s the goldurn Rapture and pterodactyls are appearing in the skies! Did someone say armour-wearing Rastafarians? And look - a flying ball of stuff that makes you relive your entire life! Makes sense to me! Wait, what’s going on again…?
Brian K. Vaughan r ...more
I picked this up in a whim at the library today. I have seen a lot of friends of mine on Instagram reading it so I thought I’d give it a shot.
SO MUCH FUN!!
My only complaint is that the story is a little bit rushed, I’d like some time to let each girl get their own character development backstory or something just so it’s easier to distinguish between a few of the minor character girls. I love the story though! And set in the late 80s and the tough girl and the pop culture references, I was in gr ...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