Tuesday, April 2, 2019

It's Graphic Time! Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

It's Graphic Time is a feature where we review graphic novels and comic books.

Paper Girls, Vol. 1Title: Paper Girls
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Cliff Chiang
Publisher: Image Comics
Publishing Date: March 30th, 2016
Pages: 144
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Graphic Novel
TW: Teens being shot, some violence
Series: Paper Girls Vol. 1
Source: Book

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.
What made me pick this book up: 
Mostly the colors and the artwork on the cover.

What did I like about the cover: 
I love the colors, it all fits well together and it's very bright. 

What made me read this book: 
It sounded really good. I mean you can't really tell much about the book from the synopsis, but I saw it was from the 80's and I love the 80's.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
Absolutely! I can't wait to read more of this series.

The artwork is super bright, colorful and definitely looks 80's. I actually really like this art style, I know some people had a problem with it, but I feel like it matches the story and the book well.

I also love the blue/purple undertones.

I think the characters are written pretty well. They're normal 12 year olds from 80's. It matches any 80's movie I've seen at least.

Erin is the main character, sort of. She's the first one we're introduced to. She is a quiet girl, who has a lot of nightmares. I would say she's a goodie goodie, and she seems to have a good head on her shoulders.

Then you have Mac. She thinks she's a badass. She smokes and cusses and is probably what every 12 year old girl wants to be like. I didn't care for her, but that's because I kept thinking "Dude, you're 12. Not 21"

The other two main characters are KJ and Tiffany. I kept getting them mixed up and they don't really have much personality yet in this book. I haven't read the second book yet, so we'll see if they change.

This one starts off at a slow pace and then speeds up rather quickly. It has the right amount of build up and then just BAM. I feel like it works well. I wasn't bored but it also doesn't feel like it's rushed.

Paper Girls has a really interesting story. At first you think it's aliens, then it's time travel and then it's aliens again. So time traveling aliens? Everyone except the aliens/time travelers and these girls seem to disappear. We have no idea what happened, just that poof. 

This one keeps me wanting to read more and more and I can't wait to start the second one. (Which I'll be doing later today!)

Paper Girls was better than I thought it would be, and I can't believe I was so hesitant to read it at first. The 80's work well with the story, and it's really interesting.

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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).
Recently named "Writer of the Year" by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Book Resources, Vaughan’s work has been featured and/or reviewed in countless mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, MTV, National Public Radio, and feminist magazine Bust, which photographed him for their “Men We Love” issue (don’t ask).
As an undergraduate film student at New York University, Vaughan got his big break as part of Marvel’s Stanhattan Project, a workshop for aspiring comic book writers. In the ten years since, he has written nearly all of the major DC and Marvel characters, everyone from Batman to the X-Men.
In September of 2006, Vertigo released Vaughan’s first original graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad, lavishly illustrated by artist Niko Henrichon. Inspired by an unbelievable true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pride is equal parts anthropomorphic adventure and Animal Farm-like parable about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and was described as "the best novel so far" about the war by the UK's Telegraph.
Along with his creator-owned work, Vaughan is currently writing The Escapists, a Dark Horse miniseries inspired by Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, as well as a new Doctor Strange limited series for Marvel with artist Marcos Martin.
This summer, the new WGA member/CAA client transplanted his poor playwright wife to Los Angeles, where Vaughan is currently working on the screenplay adaptations of Y and Ex Machina for New Line Cinema, as well as other new creations in film and television.

His home on the web is www.bkvcomics.com, and he’s become the last aging hipster to get a MySpace page:

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