Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls, Vol. 1

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.

Details Paper Girls, Vol. 1

TitlePaper Girls, Vol. 1
Release DateApr 5th, 2016
PublisherImage Comics
Number of pages144 pages
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Science Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Paper Girls, Vol. 1

  • Natalie
    I needed something to take my mind off of the fact that I just finished watching all 9 seasons of The Office and Paper Girls did just that.It’s a compelling storyline with amazing artwork that had me right from the beginning.I was, however, confused a few times because the storyline moved a little too fast.And I wanted more of a backstory to the characters, mainly on Mackenzie “Mac” and her group. This graphic novel jumps right into the mai...
  • karen
    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best graphic novels & comics category 2016!three stars with room to grow. while impatiently waiting for more installments of saga to come out, i decided to check out this other brian k. vaughan book, because i liked the cover, the synopsis promised me plucky girls, 80's references, and this right here is how you get my attention:Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this smash-hit series ...
  • Jan Philipzig
    LOVED the first issue (no surprise there, first issues are a Vaughan specialty), the late 80s setting, Chiang's clean and subtle artwork, Wilson's neon-drenched coloring, the lively, primarily female cast, the snappy yet realistic dialogue – loved it all so much I got a little dizzy early on. Then came the disfigured teenagers from the future, the dinosaurs, the weird language, the Apple dude - and I got a bit confused. Which was the idea, I gu...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at:, this one had A LOT of stuff going on. Buckle up, kids, and I’ll take you on a crazy acid trip explain things . . . sort of.Our story begins in the wee hours of Halloween when noob Erin is being accosted by local hooligan Freddie Krueger while attempting to complete her paper route. Luckily for Erin, the other paper girls have already hit the streets and appear just in time to sav...
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    LOOK AT THAT BEAUTY. SO PLEASING, SO PROMISING.But agh.Mr. Vaughan, I'm afraid you've set the bar way too high after Saga. While Paper Girls certainly stands out in the world of comics, with a vibrant spectacle of colours and rich atmosphere, it definitely isn't the best this man's got to offer.Other than lack of a smooth-running plot, this story's fallout lay in its dialogue for me. And by that I mean the fact that nearly 20% of it is either in ...
  • David Schaafsma
    I just read this for the first time in March 2016, and reread it again for my summer YA GN class. One woman in class said she liked it better than Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1, (G. Willow Wilson version) because the girls in this story swore more. :) Oh, they all swear in Vaughn novels, I said. They do feel a bit more "real" for that, I suppose. The comic is edgier than Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), in some ways: Kamala is more wholesome and idealistic than th...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Actual Rating: 2.5 StarsSo... not amazing, unfortunately. In fact the only thing I super loved about this was the illustrations. It's a little difficult for me not to compare this to Vaughn's other ongoing series Saga, which had me hooked from the very first installment. This was was very okay.Vol. 1 could've benefitted from being a bit longer, providing a little more depth of plot and characterization. I was really feeling a young, diverse femal...
  • HFK
    I am starting to get tiny bit worried of Vaughan being a one timer for me as so far I have only enjoyed of his Saga series that is an absolute stunner. That is two out, one in according to my highly messed up records. Hmmm. I do like the art in Paper Girls because it supports the 80's setting, and the scifi-time travelling theme it seems to be promising in the near future, but awwww, I just did not feel it in my soul. The youngster characterizati...
  • Hannah
    I am in two minds about this graphic novel - I really enjoyed the story told and I see great potential for the future of this series, but at the same time the art left me mainly unimpressed.This is the story of four paper girls who are on their early morning route when weird things start happening. To be perfectly honest, I don't have everything figured out just yet but the little clues scattered throughout this volume have me highly intrigued an...
  • Sam Quixote
    Small town America, 1988, and it’s the very early morning after Halloween. Four newspaper girls out delivering see black hooded figures skulking around the neighbourhood and discover a flying saucer in a basement. Then everyone disappears like it’s the goldurn Rapture and pterodactyls are appearing in the skies! Did someone say armour-wearing Rastafarians? And look - a flying ball of stuff that makes you relive your entire life! Makes sense t...
  • Tatiana
    Not as confusing as I expected it to be. Pretty interesting, actually. Now I hope this series won't be so long that it loses my interest after a couple of volumes.
  • Lotte
    Finished 2016 with a graphic novel and started 2017 with one. Loved the art style and especially the colouring of this! It reminded me of a more science fiction-y Stranger Things full of 80s nostalgia. Definitely recommend this!
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    *read as single issues*What I liked:1. The art! The coloring is vibrant and brilliant. It fits the tone and mood of the story. I love the illustration style as well!2. The characters! I love that the main characters are 4 girls who don't take anyone's shit basically.3. The plot! Interesting, crazy, and the ending left me wanting the next issue (doesn't come out till JUNE WHYYYY) so badlyWhat I didn't like (or just kinda bothered me):1. The plot! ...
  • Ashley
    This was pretty weird, so naturally I loved it.The art and color palette were super appealing, and I'm left feeling slightly confused which I'm actually OK with in this situation. I want more.Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a copy for review.
  • Ashley Metzger
    This had a very "The Woods" meets "Morning Glories" meets Brian K Vaughan feel for me and I adored it. I think it will get better as it goes on, for sure, but I'm pleased for now!
  • somuchreading
    Ρε, αυτό ήταν πολύ καλό ε;Έχουμε και λέμε: 4 12χρονα κορίτσια. Που δουλεύουν σαν διανομείς εφημερίδων. Στα προάστια. Στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του '80. Με μυστηριώδη όντα να επιτίθενται στη γη. Και ταξίδια στο χρόνο;Εντάξει, εγώ όταν τα διάβασα όλα αυτά ήμ...
  • Cheese
    I'm very nostalgic about the 80's so I thought that I should give this a go. Four paper girls have been invaded by time travelling collectors from the future looking to sell things from the past in the future. There is a particular funny bit where they find an iPod from the future and have no idea what it is. Kind of creepy that technology has advanced that much in 30 years. I'm really not quite sure what is going on in this first volume, but I'm...
  • BrokenTune
    I had heard good things about this and going by the synopsis, a graphic novel set in the 1980s and focusing on a group of girls on a paper route looked intriguing.The 80s feel in this was great, the characters we're great, and I liked the artwork. What didn't work for me was the storyline. I'm just not that into time travel / alt universe even if this particular storyline also fits well with the 80s theme.
  • Donovan
    PAPER GIRLS is RADICAL. It's a neon futuristic fantasy with allegory undertones. But what I love the most is its deceptive storytelling.It's the 80s. It's a big deal for Erin, Mac, Tiff and KJ to be PAPER GIRLS. It's November 1st and creepy teenage boys are lurking about in Halloween masks. Then Tiff's CB radio which she saved up forever for is stolen by some ninjas. The main plot gets very weird and cool and fantasy really fast as Vaughan is kno...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
  • Mollie Reads
    I'm so glad I read Paper Girls! I really enjoyed the plot and the artwork. This is an 80s story about female friendship between four twelve-year-old paper girls in a suburban town. In the early hours of Halloween, they find themselves in catastrophic circumstances with no real adults around to help. What feels like the end of the world ends up unraveling into a confusing but intriguing story of time travel, demons, and a war that we, as readers, ...
  • Vanessa
    This graphic novel was absolutely mental, it has to be said.Set in the 1980s, it follows four twelve-year-old girls who during their early morning paper round witness a spectacular and dangerous event, and find themselves fighting for their existence. I don't want to say much more than that, because it's much more fun to find out what's going on in this first volume of a series for yourself.I shouldn't have expected any less from Brian K. Vaughan...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    This was hella weird and, as per usual, I really enjoyed it. I had no idea what was going on for a majority of the story, but I think this first volume potentially sets up what could be one hell of an interesting story. I love that it takes place in the 80's (a decade in which I wish I could have experienced) and I love that it revolves around the idea of time travel. I'm really eager to see where this story goes in the...future......
  • Flannery
    WTF did I just read? This storyline is whackadoo and not very clear. I'm trying to keep an open mind here. The art is great--just what I was hoping it would be--and the dialogue is funny at times...but WTF is up with the storyline? Papergirls in the eighties + War of the Worlds + dinosaurs + a pseudo-time machine + Apple = ...I...guess(?) I'll keep reading this series. I...guess(?) I liked this.
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Super weird and unique. Really great first volume and I'm definitely hoping to pick up volume 2.
  • Melina de Souza
    Amei! Ainda bem que comprei o volume 2 junto então já vou poder saber como a história continua *-*
  • Guts Reads
    High fives all around to seriously keeping me on my toes because I have no idea what's going on. The art is fantastic and I can't wait to read more.
  • Afro Madonna ✨
    Wow this shit went from 0-100 real quick . The proverbial shit really hit the fan . I didn't even get time to settle in and get to know the girls and next thing I know boom we're fighting for our lives . This was entertaining enough and I might continue with the next volume .
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    Got one under the wire!