What I thought of Paper Girls #11


Image Comics Paper Girls is I think, my favourite comic being published by the major companies today. Brian K.Vaughan and Cliff Chiang have forged a wonderful science fiction comic that on first glimpse seems it touches the same ground as Stranger Things, but it really doesn’t. This is a comic that concentrates on characterisation as much as the big SF ideas that litter the series but this issue is being pushed as a jumping on point for new readers.


To be blunt; that’s bollocks as if you pick this issue up and its your first issue you’ll be utterly lost working out the time travel and alternate realities the girls have been adventuring through since the series started. That said, if you’ve been a regular reader like myself you’ll be lost as KJ is at the start of this issue.


Of course this being Paper Girls all is not as it seems and we pick up the girls struggling with their travels through time.


Though Mac discovers they may also have travelled through space as well.


What I love about this comic is there’s no way to predict what is going to happen next, and instead of focusing on the twists and turns of the plot, Vaughan makes sure the four girls and how they deal with these situations are the focus. If you are picking this issue up having not read any previously I’d recommend getting the two trade paperbacks collecting the issue so far so you can enjoy this quite glorious comic.

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