Paper Girls: Women Rallying Against Imperial Horror

Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Cliff Chiang (artist), Matt Wilson (colorist), Jared K. Fletcher (letterer/designer), Dee Cunniffe (color flatter) Image Comics 2015-Ongoing Paper Girls is an enthralling take on the coming-of-age genre, placing women at the forefront of a number of landscapes they rarely get to star in: ’80s nostalgia pieces, time-travel adventures, horror, and adolescent maturation that focuses on moral complexity rather than the changing body. The first issue opens with a lonely image of our main perspective character: Erin, dejectedly on her knees, an iconic apple in her hands. The scene quickly goes from remorseful to hellish as...

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