10 Indie Comics You Must Read Before You Die

10. Paper Girls

Image Comics

Any comic that begins its first issue with a group of girls delivering papers in a suburban neighbourhood and ends with them lost in a bizarre and fantastic futuristic wonderland deserves at least some credit, especially when it's masterfully drawn by Cliff Chiang, who is responsible for illustrating some visually excellent issues of Wonder Woman.

This is not to say its writer is lacking either, however, as Brian K. Vaughan has an equally impressive writing past under his belt, most notably the acclaimed Y: The Last Man, and a mixture of impressive issues in DC and Marvel respectively.

More importantly, Paper Girls bares a striking similarity to Netflix favourite Stranger Things, in both atmosphere and plot, as well as both intending to give a kind but honest portrayal of the eighties.

Both also focus on the friendships between youngsters caught in incredible situations in a way that will leave you both struck by nostalgia and very aware of the often brutal nature of growing up. Given the incredible popularity of the show, its comic equivalent definitely deserves at the least a fraction of the success its tv counterpart has seen.


I like my comics like I like my coffee - in huge, unquestionably unhealthy doses.