Cover image for Paper girls. 1 / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Cliff Chiang ; colors, Matt Wilson ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher.
Paper girls. 1 / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Cliff Chiang ; colors, Matt Wilson ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2016.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as Papergirls #1-5."
In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- back cover.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
VAU V.1 Manga Adult Manga
VAU V.1 Graphic Novel Teen Graphic Novels

On Order



From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, andCliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of anall-new ongoing adventure.

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988,four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story ofall time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hitseries about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collecting Issues #1-5 for only $9.99! "Along with Paper Girls, BrianK. Vaughan is the writer/co-creator of the graphic novels Saga, The PrIvate Eye,We Stand On Guard, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, TheHood, and The Escapists. His work has been recognized at the Hugo, Eisner,Harvey, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. BKV sometimes dabbles infilm and television work from Los Angeles, where he lives with his family andtheir loyal wiener dog Hamburger K. Vaughan. After graduating from the KubertSchool JARED K. FLETCHER began working at DC Comics as part of their newin-house lettering department. A few years later, he left to pursue hisfreelance career as the proprietor of Studio Fantabulous. He spends his longdays designing logos, books, t-shirts, art directing covers, and lettering comicbooks.CLIFF CHIANG began working in editorial for Vertigo Comics before makingthe leap into freelance illustration in 2000 and he hasn't looked back. He'sbest known for his work on Human Target, Green Arrow & Black Canary, andWonder Woman. Cliff lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

MATT WILSON has beencoloring comics since 2003, getting his start coloring for the comics coloringstudio Zylonol Studios. After a few years in the studio, Matt eventuallybranched out on his own to color titles like Phonogram, Young Avengers, Thor,Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, and The Wicked + The Divine. In 2015,Matt's work earned him Eisner Award and Harvey Award nominations.

Author Notes

Brian K. Vaughan, New York Times bestselling author, was born in 1976. He is a comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga.

Vaughan was also a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost. He is currently the showrunner and executive producer of the TV series Under the Dome.

Between 2005 and 2015, he was awarded eleven Eisner Awards, a Rave Award, and a Hugo Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Like some great 1980s teen sci-fi/horror cult classic, this aggressively awesome new series from Vaughan (Saga) and Chiang (Wonder Woman) throws alien invasion and time travel plots together and steeps the whole thing in suburban angst and attitude. It's Halloween night, 1988, in a drowsy Ohio neighborhood, and Erin Tieng has just joined up with three of her fellow 12-year-old papergirls on bicycles. Riding the quiet streets like the world's mildest gang, they try to get their routes done without too much hassle from cops or loser guys in Freddie Kruger costumes. But complications arise, including mummy-like scavengers lurching around the dark streets and a wormhole over a football field that's disgorging flying dinosaurs with laser spear-wielding riders. Vaughan's spiky writing and Chiang's vivid, dramatically skewed art make for a potent mix, particularly in the darkly comic dream sequences that punctuate the action. This is that rare period series that lets its references (Dukakis, MacGyver) slip seamlessly into the action. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

At four o'clock in the morning, 1988, the day after Halloween, most are slumbering comfortably in bed. Erin, however, waking from a hellish nightmare, rises to start her newspaper delivery. As her new routine begins, she meets up with three other 12-year-old paper girls who have been pedaling the route for some time. Since Halloween crazies are still lingering, the girls pair up for safety. A chance encounter with a few "costumed" boys who steal their walkie-talkie turns the morning upside down. Little do the girls realize that the boys are tech-taking, otherworldly beings, and, now at the heart of an interdimensional war, the girls are in serious danger. Vaughan (cocreator, Saga; Y: The Last Man) treats readers to another bewitching tale blending the supernatural with coming of age. Artist Chiang's dark panels and thick lines and Matt Wilson's remarkable use of color add to the overall emotional tension. Verdict This exciting romp through the 1980s is reminiscent of the movies Goonies and Stand by Me. Anyone who grew up in that era will find something to love in this volume. Older teens may not get certain references but will delight in the fast-paced action and plot. Readers will eagerly await the next installment.-Laura McKinley, Huntington P.L., NY © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.