Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: November 30th, 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Comics, Science Fiction, Action, Mystery, Time Travel, Horror
After surviving the strangest night of their lives in the Cleveland suburb of Stony Stream, intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future… the year 2016.
Much less confusing and much more entertaining than the first volume.
I’m happy I didn’t give up on this comic series after the first volume, which usually happens in my case, because there are so many comic series out there I can’t bring myself to read ones I have trouble following.
But I trusted that by the time this second volume was published the creators had the time to read the concerns of readers and make the storyline more comprehensible.
And they did, if that’s what happened. Well I still don’t know everything, but that’s okay. In this volume, past Erin and present Erin are trying to understand what is going on in the world, why past Erin and her friends jumped through time and why they’ve jumped to 2016. Not everyone made it though, so they must find the fourth Paper Girl before they lose her to their enemies.
But as they look for clues, a third key character appears. I was not expecting that. It was an interesting move from the author however. Like most readers, I sure enjoy being surprised.
These are not stereotypical female characters. They don’t think about boys all day, paint their nails in their spare time and talk about clothes till they drop. These are strongminded, smart girls who gain more and more strength as the story progresses.
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