Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s...Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map!Smothered by her backwater hometown and frustrated by its 1980s cult-movie fame (The Gloomies...have you seen it? It’s a real classic, y’know.), Wilder is pretty sure she’s seen everything Cannon Cove has to offer. She’s desperate to get away from home as soon as she can, and move on to bigger, better, and less annoying things…even if that might mean leaving her best friends behind. But when Wilder discovers a centuries-old pirate map, she may find out that REAL adventure was in their tiny town all along...and they need each other to get to the bottom of it! It’s a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.
Misfit City Vol. 1 Review
- January 1, 1970Tink Magoo is bad at reviewsA FEMALE GOONIES RIP OFF?! FUCK YES! I'm all over this like genital warts on a frat boy.After : 4.5 starsThere isn't much to dislike here - the kinda Goonies rip off Gloomers references, the art, the all female leads. If I were to come up with a graphic novel this is what I'd be aiming for. But man do I wish I had waited til more issues were out. I have very little patience and it's just started getting exciting.more
- January 1, 1970Ashley MetzgerIt's like Lumberjanes with an older cast. It's like all those 80s, 90s, etc. movies with male groups of friends that you grew up wishing GIRLS HAD. It's like... basically all you could ask for. I do wish the characters had a bit more depth, there are a lot of them and they don't get developed too much, but it is only 4 issues. I have high hopes for this series. Very Very high hopes!more
- January 1, 1970ArtemisA cute, fun mystery adventure comic. Nothing really deep or surprising about it, but it's an engaging, endearing and thrilling ride nonetheless, filled to the treasure trove brim with interesting female characters. Set in a cove, which was new to me in graphic novel reading, 'Misfit City' is an homage to 'The Goonies' with female characters as central. Such great diversity - in race, shapes and sizes for the funny-to-smart-to-sarcastic-and-deadpan girl group. These social misfits each have lives A cute, fun mystery adventure comic. Nothing really deep or surprising about it, but it's an engaging, endearing and thrilling ride nonetheless, filled to the treasure trove brim with interesting female characters. Set in a cove, which was new to me in graphic novel reading, 'Misfit City' is an homage to 'The Goonies' with female characters as central. Such great diversity - in race, shapes and sizes for the funny-to-smart-to-sarcastic-and-deadpan girl group. These social misfits each have lives of their own - personal commitments, ambitions, as well as their own set of values - making it harder for them to focus on the main plot involving a treasure hunt - which turns into something sinister the deeper they go. Thus they are more relatable than in any corny kids' fantasy adventure flick.Friendship, hard work, music, knowledge, libraries, museums, legendary female pirates, maps, puzzles, crane machines, a séance , a totem pole, and a farting dog, 'Misfit City Vol. 1' is good old harmless enjoyment; a movie's first act in comic book style. It's the eighties with a needed feminist update. Which is great praise coming from me since I dislike most of writer Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith's past work in film. Glad I gave her another chance.Nice one on the 'Goldie Vance' reference too, BOOM! Box!Chaaaaaaaaarrrrrmed!Final Score: 4/5more
- January 1, 1970Vinton BayneA Goonies reference wrapped in a Goonies reference covered in everything you love about the Boom! Box imprint of comics. Great first issue.
- January 1, 1970MiaWhat happens when you live in the town where they filmed The Goonies and you have to deal with fans overrunning your burger shops, libraries and museums desperate for any film lore or souvenir they can find and then you find a treasure map? I actually have no idea, but I can't wait to find out!more
- January 1, 1970AubreyWhen I found out that this comic references the 80s cult classic film "The Goonies" (disguised in the comic as "The Gloomies"), I knew I had to read it. Obviously the Goonies is one of the best films of all time. This book was so much fun!It is full of charm, humor, and great characters. It's like Scooby Doo meets the Goonies in the best possible way. Can't wait for the next volume!more
- January 1, 1970Becky GustAt first, I wasn't sure if I really cared for at the comic. Took me a moment or two to get into the storyline. I wasn't sure at first that I was a fan of the graphics. But by the end of it, I was hooked! I can't wait for the next issue to come out!
- January 1, 1970HaretonIch mochte es. Aber nur 3 Sterne, weil es gleich am Anfang zu Ende war, bevor sie überhaupt auf Schatzsuche gehen, und man den nächsten Band kaufen muss. In diesem hier lernt man nur die Charaktere kennen.
- January 1, 1970Anique AburaadLike the Lumberjanes, but with a more thought-out plot and for an older crowd
- January 1, 1970AndreeaI like Misfit City a lot, but it could be more captivating... if you know what I mean.
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