Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
by Chris Roberson, Scott Kowalchuk and Dan Jackson (Oni Press)
For several years now, Oni Press has debuted a brand-new, complete first issue on Free Comic Book Day, offering fans a chance to sample the first one and hopefully come back for seconds. This year is no different, as one of their two FCBD offerings is The Strangers, the first issue of a new series written by Chris Roberson, who our own Chris Arrant interviewed this week, with art by Scott Kowalchuk and Dan Jackson.
Roberson, whose iZombie with Mike Allred I miss, has been on a roll since his split from DC Comics, with Memorial and Edison Rex both garnering acclaim. You might remember Kowalchuk from his amazing work on The Intrepids, where he showed off his quirky and cool mod-flavor art — which should fit well with this “swinging sixties supernatural superspies” book. Check out a preview here. –JK Parkin