Review: ‘Paper Girls’ #3
Paper Girls #3
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Cliff Chiang
Colorist: Matt Wilson
Letters & Design: Jared K. Fletcher
Paper Girls is probably the comic I have been waiting for. Can you blame me? Its Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman) and Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) in an epic duo. Paper Girls is definitely a book you need to be reading. From the first book on down is nothing but a thrilling adventure. Paper Girls follows the town papergirls Erin, Tiffany, KJ, and Mac going through what seems to be an alien invasion and the Apocalypse all rolled into one. The tension and confusion is high as demonic pterodactyls, spacemen, and black robed, deformed teenagers roam freely in the streets. The last thing they need is an injured friend.
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I must applaud Brian Vaughan’s stellar writing. Putting out capable female characters seems to be a trend that Vaughan has always been on. These characters shine in their own different ways. From quiet to brave to emotional to hotheaded, the Paper Girls are their own.
Cliff Chiang helps bring these characters to life. His style is simple yet extravagant. There is no monotony to his style. Chiang’s attention to detail is great. Nothing overwhelms the eye and Wilson’s colors compliment each other well. Splash pages and large panels are breathtaking. Paper Girls is a book that I can look at for a very long time and still feel like you can’t get enough.
Warning to parents and young children! The language is heavy. This is not a book for kids, but mature readers can definitely get a kick out of it.