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Paper Girls, Vol. 5

(Paper Girls #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,496 ratings  ·  182 reviews
Can anyone escape fate? That’s what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they escape the year 2000 and travel to the distant future. Plus, the truth behind the mysterious “old-timers” is finally revealed.

Collects PAPER GIRLS #21-25
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Image Comics
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Mitchell Kukulka I'd say no, though it might be the second-to-last volume, if anything.
Two reasons:
1.) Now that it's at issue #22, I can say that there are just too…more
I'd say no, though it might be the second-to-last volume, if anything.
Two reasons:
1.) Now that it's at issue #22, I can say that there are just too many plot threads still hanging in the air for everything to be wrapped up neatly in three issues.
2.) The deluxe hardcover collections for this series contain 10 issues each, so I think they going to go up to AT LEAST 30 issues, which would entail another volume after this one,(less)

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David Schaafsma
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
“This day and age we’re living in
gives cause for apprehension
With speed and apprehension
And things like the Fourth Dimension.”

(As Time Goes by, verse unused in Casablanca, lyrics Herman Hupfield)

In this, the fifth volume, the girls are still in the future, there’s a war on, there’s old-timers. . . and the ultimate question here is about fate, and our potential to change the future. A mix of silliness and invention and devastating seriousness, in typical Vaughn/Chiang fashion, but we begin to see
More time travel chaos and hilarious teenage badasses. Plus some answers and brief romance. To be utter temporal chaos!
Jerrie (redwritinghood)
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
More time travel weirdness with the paper girls. This continues to be a great series. In this, the fifth volume, some things are starting to become clearer, but by no means clear.
Finally some fucking answers , babes!!

Also, that was one hell of an ending. Boy, those girls do not get a break...
Jenny Baker
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2019
I wasn't expecting that ending at all! This series just keeps getting better and I can't wait to see how this story continues.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#1 Paper Girls, Vol. 1 ★★★★★
#2 Paper Girls, Vol. 2 ★★★★★
#3 Paper Girls, Vol. 3 ★★★★★
#4 Paper Girls, Vol. 4 ★★★★★
#5 Paper Girls, Vol. 5 ★★★★★

This series is my new obsession, I love it so so much. This volume was so funny, like??

Also, I found this beautiful artwork that is now my phone background and I love it

Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think I still like this. I mean, I can't say I understand it any more than I have in the past, but it feels like it's still good. Things are certainly still interesting. The art is cool. And I get the sense that the story is on its way to wrapping up at this point, so I'm curious to see where that goes.
I feel like this is one of those series where it's going to be very good in hindsight once it's finished, but as you are reading it the first time it's just like ...what??? Also I still think it's just the height of laziness that they are 'changing the time stream around them' or whatever and that's why future them don't remember any of this happening. It was nice to get a few more answers though and KJ and whatsherface are getting to be pretty adorable, but I'm just one of those people who like ...more
Hier die ausführliche Besprechung:


Dieser Band ist großartig. Auf jeder Seite gibt es einen Aaaaaaah-Effekt und wir finden so viel heraus. ABER! Das Ende des Bandes ist frustrierend. Ich weiß noch nicht, was das für den Lesegenuss der nächsten Bände bedeutet. Für den Moment gibt es fünf Sterne und bald eine ausführliche Besprechung!
Paper Girls (Vol 5): Story gaining momentum and richness
This is the fifth volume of Brian K. Vaughan’s PAPER GIRLS, and the larger story is really starting to take shape. The early volumes were quite elliptical and disorienting, so it’s great to be able to understand the various storylines and the larger world-building that is revealed, and get to know and like the four main protagonists even more as they are thrown into a series of tense adventures across time.

Finally we get to delve into the f
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Holy Moly, what the ... dickens.

Also, gleich vorweg - in diesem fulminanten Finale dieser mehr als Timey Wimey Wibbly Wobbly Story bekommt man mehr Antworten, als man sich wohl gewünscht hat. Man merke, vieles bleibt trotz alledem offen und das ist auch gut so ...

... das Ganze auch nur halbwegs handlungstechnisch zusammenzufassen erscheint ob der Dichte der Story ... Nein ... mir fehlen grad die Worte.

Bin etwas unschlüssig, ob nicht 5 Sterne grad passender wären, gerade diese letzten Ausgaben w
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
Another mind-bendy time-twisty ride with the Paper Girls!
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, graphicnovels, lgbtq
5 stars | That ending o.o
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Things are finally starting to make sense
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Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Visual spectacle, witty banter, time travelly twists, and a remarkable color scheme.

Just when it looks like Vaughan is winding down, he shakes things up and we're off to the races again.
Jonathan Vasquez
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wtf ese finaaaaaal! No me lo esperaba para nada.
Ahora toca esperar hasta marzo para el nuevo issue:(
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since i felt this was one of the better volumes in the series, it occurred to me that (a) i must generally detract a star for "too many" fights or chase scenes, which i generally find to be boring, and (b) i don't remember any such scenes in vol 5. I like the girls and i'm interested in following their stories but i'll be happy when Vaughan and Chiang wrap it up later this year.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Before I started this, I was thinking "gee, I don't remember what happened in past issues." Normally when that happens, I'll back up and reread the most recent. But because I never know what's happening in this series, I just jumped right in. And remembering what happened wouldn't have helped with this volume. WHAT IS GOING ON?

The most confusing part was this:

Estefania Grajales
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
TRUMP! hahaha
Alex Sarll
After several volumes of ever-deepening enigma with the time-lost eighties kids, we finally seem to be getting something close to answers as they enter the era of the time travellers who got them into this mess in the first place. Which is not to say all of those answers are comforting, of course, though there are some meltingly lovely moments here. One of those books that's moved past even 'it'll read better in the trade', and will probably read best in the inevitable omnibus edition, but still ...more
Jenny Clark
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: image-comics
Paper Girls continues to be a whirlwind of a story. Everything is starting to come together, though there are still a few questions. The revelation about Mac was rather interesting as well.
The art is pretty good, though a bit different from most other comics. A quick fun read for sure.
Other than language and violence, this is also a pretty clean book over all.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
As our girls keep getting slung through time, some questions are answered, yet more are posed. I’m still pretty confused, to be honest, but this is such an enjoyable series. The art and coloring are just so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see where volume 6 takes us.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Far more folding in on itself is beginning to happen in the story, and this might be the biggest cliffhanger yet, but I'm still wedded to this book. Super good stuff, fascinating layers to the various timelines and good payoffs around every corner. I'm in for the duration on this one.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Wasn't the best continuation of the storyline. Little boring but at least I could follow! 3.5
I still am so confused about who these people are and what the heck is going on, but I also still really like the characters and the art and am looking forward to the next volume!
Michel Avenali
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic! Wow what a way to end a volume on a high note.
Sarah Lane
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
eh. (shoulder shrug)
Omg! That ending was so funny! Can't wait for the next one. Hopefully soon!(:
Victoria Maria
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

Recently named "Writer of the Year" by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Boo

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