Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Cliff Chiang
Colour: Matt Wilson
Story: It’s the late 80s and people still get their papers delivered. Four sassy, young girls, deciding it’ll be much safer, combine their routes and stick together, staving off up-all-night-weirdos and general troublemakers, but when one of them is attacked and robbed by a cloaked group the gang give chase, tracking down their assailants to an abandoned housing project where they find something… Interesting.
Why read it?: Writer Brian K. Vaughan, in his time, has created many contemporary classics including Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man and the still running Saga; his work for hire has been some of the best yet underrated output at the Big Two and he knocked it out the park only months ago with another new title, We Stand On Guard; so why on Earth wouldn’t you follow everything he does? If you’re still not convinced though, Paper Girls, from page one, has the distinct feel of something original, with filthy mouthed, John Hughes style drama morphing into something that could be either horror or sci-fi (or both) portrayed by Chiang’s clean and expressive art style. You’ll be hooked and intrigued right away.