Weird and wonderful. (5 stars)
I'm always really hesitant to pick up a new comic when I'm seeing it praised left and right. It's easy to get disappointed when that's happening. But I couldn't resist the concept of a group of middle school girls delivering papers in the 80's. It was weird and it was fresh, so I gave it a chance and I'm really glad I did. It's really strange and the kind of book that makes you wonder where the idea came from. It feels like someone drew random concepts from a hat and had to mash them together for a dare. But it works really, really well.
If you're in the mood for something weird and wonderful to break up the monotony of your pull list, this is definitely one worth giving a shot.
Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
Paper Girls Vol. 1
by Brian Vaughan (Author), Cliff Chiang (Illustrator), Matt Wilson (Illustrator)Comics, Graphic Novels, Scifi,
Digital/Print (144 pages, IMAGE)
From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. 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.