Paper Girls #9

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 23
9.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The future collides with the past in our present-day 2016, and the Paper Girls must make a difficult decision about who to trust.

  • 10
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Sep 15, 2016

    I cannot wait to see what this creative team has in store for us on October 5th for issue #10. Don't quote me on this because I don't think it is confirmed, but I am pretty sure that #10 will be the last issue of the second arc. If that is true, then we can expect the team to go on another 4-6 month hiatus before we can expect a Paper Girls #11. That said, I certainly don't mind the wait if it means more of what we've been getting out of this incredible team: a fun ride and captivating mystery! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Sep 9, 2016

    Paper Girls #9 does well in what it intended to do, putting readers in a "Door #1 or Door #2" scenario by which we can evaluate the girls' decisions " and our own assumptions " as the plot unfolds later. There are a lot of other questions to be answered " questions about time travel, fatalism, all these crazy creatures " but they all fall behind one question for now: Fourth Folding or Fifth? Door #1 or Door #2? The pacing is incredible and keeps this weird messy sci-fi a page turner, and something great to look forward to every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 9, 2016

    Paper Girls is a comic dripping with 80s homage, yet is done tastefully with the complex and imaginative ideas of a modern creator of science fiction. Its a piece that makes you think and a piece that makes you come back for more. One shouldnt start on issue #9 if the want to start reading Paper Girls (Why would anyone start on issue #9 of anything? Go buy and read it all!), but if youve been loving Paper Girls so far, this issue will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Sep 13, 2016

    Cliff Chiang continues to generate a wonderful sense of nostalgia, but when coupled with Matt Wilson's colors, Paper Girls seems crisp, new and dynamic. Wilson does a fantastic job of making the atmosphere of future Stoney Stream seem otherworldly and foreboding. A great example of this tension is the splash page of issue #9. It is an arresting sight that gives us a big view as to what the girls are up against.Brian K Vaughan has employed this method before in Paper Girls and in his other series,Saga, with artist Fiona Staples. I always look forward to seeing the new outlandish images his books come up with next.Paper Girls continues to confuse and delight readers. And while I still do not have a firm grasp as to what is happening or why, I look forward to the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Sep 8, 2016

    Vaughn's writing is just a pleasure to read, paired with Chaing's pencils and Wilson's colors and you have one of the best teams in comics today. In particular the full two page spread of the airship is simply gorgeous. It is no mistake that this book took home two Eisners for best new series and Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team. So here is to another long month wait for #10, do yourself a favor and go pickup this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 8, 2016

    This is as complex and beautiful a book as any you'll find on the shelf today, and consistently great work by consistently great creators is the reason why. Read Full Review

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