Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Paper Girls #12

   My oldest son was going to his local comics shop to look for something to read, and he asked me for a recommendation (an event that always makes me happy).

   He had already started in on Saga (also written by Brian K. Vaughan), which he was enjoying, so I was happy to recommend Paper Girls, an imaginative and unpredictable series with art by Cliff Chiang and colors by Matt Wilson.

   It almost defies description, but it follows the adventures of four teenage girls - local paper girls (which is to say, they deliver newspapers) who band together when the world goes mad.

   People disappear, strange creatures and events transform their neighborhood, and they travel through time to meet their future selves (what a scary experience that would be).

   In the latest issue, the girls find themselves (apparently) in the distant past, where they meet a young woman with a surprising secret.

   It's a world loaded with dangers - both human and inhuman (unhuman?) - and as always, you never know what will happen next.

   So, great art, sharp dialogue and terrific characters - it's a lot of fun!

   I'm happy to report that my son agrees - he loved it!

Grade: A


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