“A series well deserving of its praise.”

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. 


I’ve been a fan of Brian K Vaughan for a while now and I’ve always heard about how good this series was. But as with most things, there’s never enough time or money to get through everything. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure how much I would like a story about four 12-year-old girls. Without sounding too much like a creep, I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

That group of 12-year-old girls find themselves stuck in the middle of a mystery after banding together the morning after Halloween. There’s a little bit of everything in this story: sci-Fi action, time travel, mystery, adventure, and plenty of drama. If you can’t find something to like you’re actively trying not to. If you’re not at least curious to where it goes after the ending of the first issue, I don’t know what to say.

The art from Cliff Chiang gives this book an amazing look. Not only do the kids look like kids—which can be a problem for some artists—he’s also able to really give it that late 80s feel that the story is set in. And then there are the great design works of all the otherworldly things that are going on.

There’s no denying the great team that is involved in creating this book. They both are at the top of their games which explains all of the awards that this title has won. I really want to check this series out further, but due to this being a book club selection at my local comic store, everyone else has cleared out the rest of the series. So I’m stuck waiting for reorders. But all that aside this is a good pick up, especially if you’re looking for something new to try out or get someone new into comics.

I’m giving paper girls vol 1….

4 whiskey shots

4 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots

Written by: Brian K Vaughan
Art by: Cliff Chiang
Published by: Image Comics

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