Paper Girls is a graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan that is being published by Image Comics. At the time I’m writing this, it’s up to issue #7 and I have to say, I’m really hooked. Often times, I find myself having trouble getting through comics because some of them dive too far into the deep end and I have trouble suspending my disbelief. With this book, I don’t really care.
The story starts in 1988, which is a big plus for me because that’s my favorite decade. It follows a group of 4 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls that get caught up in a crazy ass adventure. It’s got a really “Stand by Me” vibe and accurately portrays how 12 year-olds speak — when profanity is shiny and new — and how they act.
On top of all of that, the art style by Cliff Chiang and Matt Williams is really original and cool. There’s a very minimalist feel to it, but it doesn’t feel like they were lazy. It lends to the story and helps to sell the story’s setting.
Overall, this is definitely my favorite book out right now.