Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

This week on Bloodbath, we look at a book that Sammy has been dying to talk about: Paper Girls! Written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Cliff Chiang, this Image series is a mystery/science fiction comic set in the 1980s. A quartet of 12-year-old paper delivery girls are out in the early morning after Halloween when their small Cleveland neighbourhood is invaded by a strange force from the future. From there, the door is flung wide open as time travel expeditions and government conspiracies abound! There’s a lot to unpack as Andrew and Sammy attempt to weave through the dense and interesting plot.

Join the guys as they try to make heads or tails of the crazy events that go down in the pages of this action/adventure series that scratches that nostalgia itch but still says something new. If you’re a fan of the book, get ready for some dissection as we peel back the layers of this comic. If you’re new to Paper Girls, get ready to find out about the best title you’re not reading. It’s all in a days’ work on another exciting episode of your favourite comic book podcast, Back Issue Bloodbath.

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