Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan; Cliff Chiang (illus)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Image Comics
Source: egalley via netgalley

Paper Girls (#1)

A promising start to a new series from Vaughan with gorgeous art to match. A very strange science fiction story set in the 1980s. We're given a lot of information in this first volume and introduced to many characters along with a whole lot of questions about what the heck is going on. Four 12yo girls find that pretty much most of the town has disappeared and they are left to meet strange monsters, flying dinosaurs, alien looking knights who speak a combo mod-slang Shakespearean lingo and deformed aliens who claim to be teenagers like them. We're not sure who the bad guys are yet so the girls can't trust anyone at this point. We don't know much about the girls yet either but we have got to know their personalities. There is also an apple symbolism floating around with both Garden of Eden and the computer company references being explored. I also loved the '80s clothing and cultural references. A very intriguing opening volume that has me anxious to read more, especially with its shock ending.