Paper Girls #2

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 36
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8.6User Rating

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The hottest new ongoing series of the year continues, as the Paper Girls witness the impossible.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Nov 6, 2015

    Run, do not walk, to your local comic shop and grab this book. This would make a fantastic Halloween movie, I'm calling it now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Nov 5, 2015

    Whatever answers come in future issues, clearly more questions will be raised. Vaughan and Chiang have moved the story forward a mere hour but have deepened the meanings by miles. Paper Girls is both emotionally and intellectually engaging, and its second issue maintains momentum while continuing to surprise. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 9, 2015

    Because these creators are operating at the highest echelon of their talents, we are privileged to discover that Paper Girls has aching drama to offer within its neon-soaked covers. In the span of five pages, Vaughan, Chiang, and Wilson provide us a cliffhanger with enough emotional turmoil attached to it that we're left with a tremulous quake, even if we don't know exactly why just yet. That's the qualifier I look for in top-notch comics; the feelings come even when I'm not aware of where they're coming from. That's what makes comics transcendent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Nov 4, 2015

    PAPER GIRLS #2 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt WilsonAs this issue opens, the town is deserted, save for the girls and very few other humans. Obviously Vaughanisn't going to lay all of his cards out right away " it makes the mystery much more enticing " but there's clearly something happening with time. Probably space, too. The uncertainty of the situation adds to the tension, as does a certain page that I won't spoil, though it introduces some new, likely time-displaced players into the plot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Nov 9, 2015

    Paper Girls is a well-paced page-turner that definitely has readers hooked. In a book with young characters but rather adult language and themes, it's hard to tell how dark this mystery might get. Vaughan's never been one to shy away from violence, but if anything demands an exception it's four 12-year old girls, right? "Right? One thing's for sure though: I need more than 24 pages at a time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - j9 Nov 12, 2015

    Paper Girls is a perfect example of why I tend to read my comics in collected volumes instead of singular issues – I want more. Now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 7, 2015

    The series is off to a odd start, but its unpredictable nature is a big part of the fun. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Nov 8, 2015

    Overall, the issue is still a compelling one. Because we know so little and could safely assume that things would start to go to hell, issue #2 doesn't pack as many surprises as the first issue did. The easy solutions like trying to find an adult or call 911 all fail, predictably. We can probably rule out the Rapture; as Erin says in a roundabout way, nothing in the Bible mentions mutants wielding Apple products for the End of Days. Still, we're not left with much, and we're going to have to wait for the next issue to get a few more clues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Nov 9, 2015

    Spread the word, "Paper Girls" is another excellent addition to the Image Comics family! Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 5, 2015

    Following the double-stuft goodness of its debut issue, Paper Girls #2 isn't able to execute on quite the same levels. That said, what it does do it does well, as Brian K. Vaughan is able to both expand on the book's unfolding dangers while also delivering some solid character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Nov 5, 2015

    As the group ventures towards Macks house in search of safety and protection, they face a situation that they and the reader wont quite expect. The creators continue to drop in small teases about the universe and these events, each one pulling the reader in just a bit more. With such fantastic attention and care, the book reaches an ending that is brutal and affecting. After just two issues, this team has a grasp on their universe and characters that would be expected from a series much further along. With that in mind, there is so much promise for where this story will go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 13, 2015

    'Paper Girls' masterfully captures the nostalgia of kids-in-peril movies of the 80s with the charm and appeal that was found in the Spielberg's movies of that era. While issue two doesn't move plot very much it does make the reader hunger for more. As the mystery unfolds you can't help but root for these girls to save the world. You can't go wrong with this series. Read Full Review

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