Paper Girls #3

Paper Girls #3

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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The ongoing mystery series from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & CLIFF CHIANG

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Dec 1, 2015

    It keeps getting better each issue. The plot is dripping out just enough to keep us on the edge of our seats, but we're also getting more and more reveals that seem to turn the preconceived world on its head"every damn issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Dec 3, 2015

    Three new tracks added to my Paper Girls inspired Spotify playlist. “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) (1988), “Skating” and “Great Pumpkin Waltz” from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 4, 2015

    Obviously, 'Paper Girls' is more than just nostalgia. It's a slow-burning sci-fi story being unfolded with enough moments of surprise and awe to keep the reader riveted and demanding more by the end of it. Vaughan and Chiang have captured the wonder and fun of another era that makes 'Paper Girls' a unique and satisfying experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Enrique Rea Dec 4, 2015

    Obviously, ‘Paper Girls' is more than just nostalgia. It's a slow-burning sci-fi story being unfolded with enough moments of surprise and awe to keep the reader riveted and demanding more by the end of it. Vaughan and Chiang have captured the wonder and fun of another era that makes ‘Paper Girls' a unique and satisfying experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Dec 5, 2015

    Warning to parents and young children! The language is heavy. This is not a book for kids, but mature readers can definitely get a kick out of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 3, 2015

    And while I typically bristle at an all-male team writing women characters, or an all-white team writing black characters, or an all-Republican team writing non-fiction, Paper Girls is proving its depth, creativity, and thoughtfulness with each issue so far. I expect they keep it coming. This is an absolutely fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Dec 4, 2015

    PAPER GIRLS continues to be my favorite comic of the week (though THE VISION and PLUTONA are giving it a run for its money) as the mysteries build alongside carefully planned character interaction and development. It's always a good thing when you want more of a comic immediately, and I'm sure once this first arc ends with a planned hiatus I'll be mourning until it returns. Until then, there's plenty to enjoy. Pick this comic up now! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Dec 3, 2015

    This book is a great enigma, but I feel like somewhere there are the small details I'm missing that will crack it open. Now that the invaders are talking to the girls, we'll learn some more. Oh well, maybe something will jump out to me next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - j9 Dec 9, 2015

    When I said Id come back to Space Idris comment about Scruddy Teenagers this is the moment I was referring to – using the same translational vocal box that Space Idris employed, the mummies peel back their wrapping, deny being aliens, and assure the girls, Were just like you – teenagers! Those who read the premiere issue may remember that when Erin was first harassed by three boys on her paper route, her reaction was an aggravated Ugh, teenagers! Her disgust proved to be warranted, which makes me think this new batch of teens may not be the allies theyre selling themselves as. Compile that with the opening near-assault in this issue and Id say writer Brian K. Vaughan seems to be making a point of painting teenage boys as the enemy as far as the Paper Girls universe is concerned. Theres definitely an age-related conflict at the root of the events taking place, and Im hoping Issue #4 will deliver a little more generously with answers than with questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 3, 2015

    Brian K. Vaughan has managed to stuff more what-the-what happenings in the first few issues of Paper Girls than most comics get out of a full arc, and issue #3 is no exception. However, with all the portal hopping dino-riders and technologically advanced mummy ninjas gallivanting about, our paper slinging leads have begun to fall out of focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Dec 2, 2015

    Brian K. Vaughan is famous for his unwillingness to establish a consistent tone for his books, mixing tragedy, humor, drama, sci-fi, and violence at will. This remains true for Paper Girls which has some darkly violent moments mixed in with the Goonies-esque plot. This method unfortunately has dissolved the element of nostalgia and sentimentality that made the first issue so good. The disaster plot has become massive in scale so quickly that the discussions of paper routes, walki-talkies, and private schools were abandoned before we even got used to them. In the place of deft childhood characterization is a surprisingly dark but thinly-plotted sci-fi series. Three issues in, Paper Girls remains an intriguing and hugely enjoyable comic, but here's hoping it can get back to being something more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 7, 2015

    "Paper Girls" #3 takes a whole heap of hackneyed concepts -- the coming-of-age story, alien invasions, girl gangs -- and makes them feel fresh and vital again. It's fun without being jokey, and hip without being hipster. This is definitely a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Dec 6, 2015

    Paper Girls #3 may not feel like the shock to the system, new best-of-the-year contender, that Paper Girls #1 did when it came out, but its still a great read thats very much worth your time. The characterizations are all incredibly well realized and challenging and there are some great plot developments that do a lot to set this apart from the much lesser version of the story that it couldve been. Additionally, the artwork, lettering, and incredible colors make this an incredible artistic achievement, one of the best looking comics in a long time. Read Full Review

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