Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls, Vol. 4

The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues, as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988.Collects issues 16 through 20!

Details Paper Girls, Vol. 4

TitlePaper Girls, Vol. 4
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Science Fiction, Fiction, Time Travel, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Paper Girls, Vol. 4

  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best graphic novel 2018! what will happen?things actually make sense in this volume! review to come!
  • David Schaafsma
    THE END OF THE WORLD?!Y2K Insanity!Will computers melt down?Will society?--Time Magazine cover, January 18, 1999Our three favorite girls from 1988 are still in the future in this one. And it is a blast. And occasionally awkward, and sometimes moving. Paper Girls is a sci fi time travel comic series, folks, so you must expect things that come with the genre; for instance, one of the girls traveling 12 years into the future, Tiffany, meets her futu...
  • Sarah
    Things are beginning to click into place within this comic and I am really enjoying it. I love how bad-ass each girl is and I like how different they all are. I think the story is really cool and I love the illustrations and the colours. I'm really looking forward to the next issue but I'm sad I will have to wait so long! I would definitely recommend this. It may be a bit confusing at the start, but once you get to vol 2 or 3, it is so worth it!
  • Chad
    Now we're headed to the night the dreaded Y2K was supposed to hit. I remember that night as the New Year's Eve the IT staff had to work all night for absolutely no reason because very, very little actually went wrong. There's a lot of great little inside jokes as the girls run around town while trying to avoid getting stomped on by giant time-travelling robots. In addition to the Goonies-like fun, we actually begin to see how this time travel war...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    This series is wild. I have no idea what’s going on half the time but I kinda just don’t care. It’s utterly bizarre, filled with badass girls and a plot that’s here, there and everywhere. The art style is gorgeous and it’s always so much fun to read. I feel at though things slowly started to come together in this volume but I’m still waiting for a moment of total clarity. It’s definitely not without its faults but overall, I’m lov...
  • Dennis
    Another fun volume!The girls turn up in the year 2000.When flat screens weren’t really flat, but reasonably priced.And people were angsting about the world coming to an end.But hey, at least back then personal computers looked really cool.It’s tangerine, sweetie. Tangerine.Plot-wise there’s not a lot happening here. The girls get separated once again. Tiffany meets her future self and some things that don’t really belong in the year 2000....
  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    I take it back! I don’t like Mac’s character anymore. I could not deal with her being so rude and terrible in this book.We have a character coming out in this book, and different reactions to their revelation of identity. And that does mean we are getting some LGBT+ rep. There are some homophobic comments, so be ready for that too! I appreciate how the plot is still firmly focused on the science-fiction, but these modern day relevant topics a...
  • Donovan
    While sometimes difficult to follow with its constantly changing cast and setting, the dynamic of chaos theory makes sense in a story of warring time travelers. Meanwhile there’s “some” character development, and bounds of coming-of-age, 2000s nostalgia, and sci-fi grandiloquence. Part of the appeal is to know where this is even going, ending on yet another cliff hanger.
  • Aya Hamza
    I really enjoyed this volume!Things finally begin to make sense. We get some explanations, and a new character which I liked and wish to read more about.I wish I can read the next one... I HATE waiting for unfinished series. I really enjoyed this volume!Things finally begin to make sense. We get some explanations, and a new character which I liked and wish to read more about.I wish I can read the next one... I HATE waiting for unfinished series...
  • Victoria ♡
    I hate having to wait for issues...this is easily one of my fav comics! I can't wait for more!
  • Auntie Terror
    This series is getting weirder and weirder - and better and better. Though this one ends on a horrible cliffhanger xD
  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    4.5 Stars I LOVE PAPER GIRLS I’m really happy that I read Vol. 4 immediately after finishing Vol. 3 as there are a lot of plot details that are starting to come together. I’m completely stoked to be on this ride with Erin, Tiffany, Mac, and KJ... bring it on Brian K. Vaughan!I know that I’ll probably re-read the entire series once it’s finished because the creators have done an amazing job hiding clues throughout. I adore the character...
  • Jenny Baker
    The girls are back!I love the time travel and the Y2K storyline. It has some funny Y2K headline news quotes from 1999. If you're old enough to remember the fear back then, you'll get a kick out of the quotes. I don’t ruin it for anyone who’s planning to read this, but here’s a quote that’s more recent.”Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later”-Bloomberg Politics headlineJune 15, 2017*rolling eyes*We get to see T...
  • Schizanthus
    Paper Girls Volume 4 is a 2019 Hugo Awards finalist in the Best Graphic Story category. A note about spoilers: major spoilers are included in this review about what’s happened previously in the series and what happens in this Volume. I’m not sure how long it will be before I make it to Volume 5 and don’t want to forget anything important so this is my summary. I’ve hidden pretty much everything I’ve got to say about this Volume. Regardl...
  • Kristin
    This is the kind of series where you have to wait until it's done and all the trades are out to read. There's not enough plot in any one volume for you to feel satisfied or the story to make sense and Vaughan just keeps piling on characters and twists to make it feel like things are moving forward any faster than a snail's pace.
  • britt_brooke
    So, I have to admit, time travel is really not my thing. What initially hooked me on this series was the badass artwork. The colors are so vibrant and it’s all just really beautiful. Love the pop culture references, too. Plus, if you’re my age or older, you probably had Erin’s fabulously 80s bangs and crimped hair. I already preordered volume 5 (once )! So, I have to admit, time travel is really not my thing. What initially hooked me on t...
  • Roy
    Having a large break between volumes made the start a little confusing but I still love this series. The artwork, the plotlines and the characters. Great stuff.
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  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Ooh, now we're starting to get some answers! I can't wait to see more from this graphic novel series. Paper Girls is a must for fans of Stranger Things and The Goonies.
  • Jeff
    Even though Saga gripped me for a while i'm now convinced that i probably just won't ever really dig Brian K. Vaughan's work. Oh well.Reread in Oct 2019 = i liked it a lot more this time thru. I'm bumping it up to 4 stars.Great line from Mackenzie in this one that must be quoted.TIFFANY: ...we're caught in thecross-fire of some kind of war between time travelers.MACKENZIE: Yeah, dicks from the future are duking it out with dicks from the further ...
  • Rod Brown
    The time travel antics of four Midwestern tweens continue. The stakes keep going up, but I keep thinking, oh, isn't that nice.
  • Chessa
    I love this comic, it’s so weird and awesome. The mashup of nostalgia and future is . I love this comic, it’s so weird and awesome. The mashup of nostalgia and future is 👌.
  • Bonnie Wells
    I don't know if this series will ever get over a 4 from me, but they've all been a lot of fun! I like how this one in particular gives us side characters that may only be with us for one volume but still worked to flesh them out. The range of women we see represented is especially great!
  • Devann
    We are truly living the worst timeline.I liked this volume a bit more than the previous two. I think I'm either finally settling into the pace of everything or else I was just so happy that we finally got an exposition dump to explain some of this stuff lol. I still think it's such a cop-out that they are apparently creating new timelines all the time and that's why the adult versions of them don't remember doing any of this, but I guess I'm gonn...
  • Anthony
    I think my enjoyment of this series is suffering a bit from reading it month to month. But it is still enjoyable, just a little hard to follow at times.
  • Manisha
    Finally! Some! Explanations! RTC
  • Leah
    Stuff is happening, and I'm starting to be less confused. Still overall confused, but less so, so progress, yay!And I got the references! Which is always fun with nostalgia elements.We see a little bit more behind the scenes on the big why elements of this story, and I'm glad for it. Of course, our badass heroines are right thick in the middle of it. Confused as well, but still moving forward, trying to figure out how to reach their goal. This vo...
  • Dan
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  • Bill
    Reading this title in collected editions puts enough time between readings that I have trouble remembering what happened. Which also might explain why I have trouble seeing if there is an overall story headed for somewhere/something. Writer Vaughn is very good but like any time-travel story this one is all over the place (and time). It’s fun though and the characters are continually growing and learning more about each other and themselves, esp...
  • Rena
    We're on Volume 4 of Paper Girls already, and this installment is just amazing. The deeper the plot goes, the more invested I get. The storyline of four girls – Erin, MacKenzie, KJ and Tiffany – trying to get back home to 1988, a simpler time (or so we're led to believe), has so many levels to it that just work. Most of all, it's just damn fun. Can't wait to dig into Vol. 5.