Published by Image Comics on April 5th 2016
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From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collecting Issues #1-5 for only $9.99! "Along with Paper Girls, Brian K. 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, The Hood, and The Escapists. His work has been recognized at the Hugo, Eisner, Harvey, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. BKV sometimes dabbles in film and television work from Los Angeles, where he lives with his family and their loyal wiener dog Hamburger K. Vaughan. After graduating from the Kubert School JARED K. FLETCHER began working at DC Comics as part of their new in-house lettering department. A few years later, he left to pursue his freelance career as the proprietor of Studio Fantabulous. He spends his long days designing logos, books, t-shirts, art directing covers, and lettering comic books.CLIFF CHIANG began working in editorial for Vertigo Comics before making the leap into freelance illustration in 2000 and he hasn't looked back. He's best known for his work on Human Target, Green Arrow & Black Canary, and Wonder Woman. Cliff lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. MATT WILSON has been coloring comics since 2003, getting his start coloring for the comics coloring studio Zylonol Studios. After a few years in the studio, Matt eventually branched 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."
I am getting into comics. Maybe I will just call this a comic review blog. I had difficulty concentrating due to not having the appropriate energy. So I decided to read this from Hoopla. My first impression was not that great. I looked at the artwork and was like meh, but it had good reviews, so I started reading, and by the second issue, I was blown away.
I understood that it was meant to give a campy old timey feel with a sort of space/alien thingie thrown in. I am a sucker for anything spacey, so when the aliens showed up, I was all I for this series. I am deaf, and I did not hear the sounds growing up, so that had English half whatever threw me off a little. Had to ask m mom to translate it into American Standard English. Heh oh well but other than that I loved the story line and the plot…mostly. The part I understood that is.View Spoiler »The book jumps right into the story line with almost no back story, so I felt like I was missing something. Then came the human-like aliens on flying dragons..ok. Can live with that. Then came the horribly disfigured dudes from the future with the Apple guy being the evil Grandfather? I am not sure. I know I could wrap my mind around it if I was stoned but it is illegal here in da hillz. I saw the machine on the disfigured teenagers and y’all know I have a machine stuck on me so that kinda pissed me off a little. I was like ya know SOME THINGS ARE GOOD!. Then there was the time travel. I was like umm so are we in the future or are we back in time now? My tiny little sober mind could not handle it. « Hide Spoiler
Anyway, after I got through all the issues, I sat and tried to make my sober brain comprehend the what I know are some deep metaphors in this comic. I failed. I think everyone was stoned when they made this comic, and now I am totally making books that should be read stoned bookshelf on Goodreads. I am intrigued enough to continue the series. I hope it all comes together in Vol 2 in a way that sober people can wrap their tiny little minds around. I would recommend this to people..but you gotta bend your mind in ways that you normally wouldn’t or it is probably best read along with a big bowl of Jamaican weed. coughs