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Paper Girls Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
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Paper Girls Volume 3

by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Cliff Chiang (Artist)

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2018 Hugo Awards Best Graphic Story Nominee
  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
In the previous book, Mac, Tiffany, and Erin wind up in 2016 standing in front of adult Erin's car. They ask for her help in finding KJ. Older Erin's phone and their apple device synch up and show a map of the old mall that they used to hang out at so they make plans to go there. Meanwhile, Mac and Tiffany want to find out what happened to them and Mac gets the worst news ever in that she learns that she died. When they get to the mall they get a message from KJ's hockey stick saying not to trust the other Erin. Then another Erin from the future shows up to take them to the future. Erin decides not to trust the future one and they follow KJ's instructions and find themselves backward in time to the caveman days with KJ.

Mac decides to go off to be alone with her thoughts and winds up by the river where she runs into a native young woman with a baby who attacks her. The other three come to her rescue and the woman stops her attack, but then a huge animal comes up and Mac winds up being swatted in the river and KJ goes in after her.

The girls had seen a streak in the sky that Mac and KJ believe could have been a time machine. It was Doctor Qanta Braunstein who believes that she is the first to time travel. However, she is captured by the three men who consider themselves the father of the young woman's child. They are hunting her in the forest to take her child away from her.

The girls want to save the woman time traveler who could maybe get them home and they want to help the young woman with the baby. How will their actions effect the future timeline? Will they be able to make it out of the prehistoric time and get back to their own time? This series just keeps ratching up the action and twists in the story that you don't see coming. It makes this an exciting comic and one worth reading. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  nicolewbrown | Sep 21, 2018 |
The third volume of Paper Girls is the best yet, as Vaughan and Chiang continue to deepen these characters and broaden the scope-- yet also this one feels more focused, and as though it tells a discrete story of its own. Clearly each volume of Paper Girls will place the paper girls in a different time period; in this one they materialize in the Pleistocene, and 1) must hunt down a time machine, 2) encounter a cave woman and her child, 3) encounter a future woman born in 2016, 4) discover still more time portals and the strange objects that have come through them, 5) see the future, and 6) deal with the complicated feelings of, um, blossoming womanhood. While volume 2 focused on Erin, volume 3 places more emphasis on KJ.

It's great work. The characters feel more real with each passing chapter, and Vaughan and Chiang do some neat stuff with the comics form. Loved how the vision of the future was rendered, loved the two-page spread when KJ is on the run from the cavemen. A good combination of art, character, and story in each case. This book is strong, and it promises more strength to come; I look forward to reading volumes 4 and 5 soon.
  Stevil2001 | Aug 24, 2018 |
Good stuff. I keep thinking I would enjoy it more by waiting to read it all at one shot when the series is completed, but I keep getting impatient and reading the next volume when it comes out. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
i personally don‘t really understand why people feel like the plot is too cluttered and not going anywhere? i feel like it‘s headed in a very clear direction.
i really enjoy the character building and development we get to see in every fucked-up situation the girls find themselves in. plus, the art continues to just baffle me with every new page i look at ( )
  nimbon | Jul 24, 2018 |
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Newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in an unexpected new era, where the girls must uncover the secret origins of time travel... or risk never returning home to 1988.

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