Review: PAPER GIRLS #18 (SPOILERS)

“Jesus H. Christ!”

By RUSSELL BERGER

I’ve always found stories that work reality into their fiction some of the most interesting. I think that the way PAPER GIRLS has managed to fold the reality of the world’s history into the sci-fi spin zone has made this title one of the best that you could possibly find on the shelf every month. This arc is clearly coming to a close, and man-oh-man did it kick up the intensity meter ten fold.

Warning Sticker
Warning Sticker from BEST BUY circa 1999

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Review: SAGA CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT (SPOILERS)

Something you can almost always expect from SAGA is moments of true pondering, and dark realizations of the real world around us.

By RUSSELL BERGER

Yes, it’s once again that time where arguably the most consistent title has graced our eyeballs, and hearts. I’m always ironically surprised to see when Brian K. Vaughan (writer) surprises me when I’m reading SAGA, and he did it [again] in this issue. Taking us [readers] to probably one of my favorite characters in the entire series, GHÜS, and again allowing the story to lose focus on our main cast of characters while shining a spotlight on what we could argue are the “supporting cast.” Solid, great writing amplified by the seeming perfection of Fiona Staples’ (artist) fantastic art. Continue reading “Review: SAGA CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT (SPOILERS)”

Review: PAPER GIRLS #17 (SPOILERS)

“I know, right? It’s like this lady is… The @#$% did you just say?”

By RUSSELL BERGER

There’s one thing for sure about the always amazing PAPER GIRLS, and that’s an awesome story every issue which melds reality into the fantastic intensity that is temporal shifting.

Paper Girls; Issue 17, Page 1
Time Magazine cover; January 18, 1999

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Review: PAPER GIRLS #16 (SPOILERS)

“I’m always finding myself falling in love with this title all over again after reading an issue…”

By RUSSELL BERGER

Yes, yes, one million times YES! It’s that time again, as PAPER GIRLS #16 has graced our shelves and most importantly our eyeballs! This issue was the start of the new arc “Y2K,” and once again Brian K. Vaughan (writer,) Cliff Chiang (artist) and team give us something amazing and fresh,

The mind-bending, time-warping adventure continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988.

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Review: SAGA CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN (SPOILERS)

“Though we didn’t get to find out what happened with Alana, Marko and Hazel, or even Sir Robot and Petrichor, but this issue made up for it and more.”

By RUSSELL BERGER

As Joe Pesci’s character, Leo Getz, said in the iconic franchise Lethal Weapon, “Okay, okay, okay,” I know these SAGA reviews feel a bit repetitive. They might even seem a little like I’m just copying, pasting and editing the issue “#” to the current, but I swear I’m not. SAGA is just truly this good. It’s probably the strongest overall book out every month. And it’s no different come CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN, as this issue [yet again] hit it out of the park. Continue reading “Review: SAGA CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN (SPOILERS)”