Review: Paper Girls Vol. 6

Paper Girls Vol 6Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Artists: Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: October 1st, 2019
Received: Own
Issues: Paper Girls 26-30
Rating: 4 1/2 kitties

Paper Girls Vol. 6 is the final volume of the entire series. We knew it had to happen sometime. It’s just hard to believe that we’re already there. This volume is going to be the one that answers all of our questions, and fully wraps up everything that has been happening as of late. Because you know that Brian K. Vaughan won’t leave us fans hanging.

The Paper Girls are exactly what they sound like – a group of Paper Girls that started the day off by getting their daily deliveries done. Unfortunately, the day took a turn from that point onward. And before you know it they’ve found themselves embroiled in a timewar of epic proportions. The generations have taken a stance against one another, and our Paper Girls are stuck in the middle of the whole mess.

Spoiler Warning

The series has been a fun read, from start to finish. The characters are spunky and dynamic, the plot has been fascinating and harrowing, and the artwork exceptional. So I’m going to be sad to see this one go – while being happy to finally know how it all ends.

Paper Girls Vol. 6 was not at all what I expected. And in a twisted sort of way, that means it was exactly what I expected. I knew that the ending was going to surprise me, and I wasn’t disappointed by that fact.

The surreal elements in this story hit new heights in this volume, and combined in interesting fashions with the different subplots each character was facing. I especially loved the whole concept behind the long distance (or time) communication.

Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with how everything wrapped up, in the end. It wasn’t the conclusion I expected…but oddly enough I think it’s the ending we all deserve. I’ve got to give Brian K. Vaughan credit for that one, once again.

This could probably go without saying, but the artwork in Paper Girls Vol. 6 was absolutely amazing. Once again, Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson knocked it out of the park. And the cover for this volume is perhaps my favorite of the set, which is saying something.

I love time travel, and as such, I’ve seen the fourth dimension portrayed in many different ways. That being said, I think the portrayal here is one of my favorites. That is partially thanks to the beings within said dimension, and the little details strewn about as well.

I was shocked by the amount of emotions the artists were able to put into the characters’ expressions in this volume. It was impossible not to see, and to a certain extent, feel; exactly what they were all going through. It made it all feel so much more real – for good and for bad.

While I am still very sad that another one of my favorite series has come to an end (there’s been a lot of that lately, or so it feels), I couldn’t be happier with the way they opted to wrap up the entirety of Paper Girls. It did justice to the series, and to the fans.

And with any luck, hopefully, that means we’ll be hearing about a new project from this team – or at least new projects from them all on an individual level.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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