Misfit City Vol. 1

Misfit City Vol. 1

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 Canno...

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Title:Misfit City Vol. 1
Author:Kirsten Smith
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Edition Language:English

Misfit City Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Vinton Bayne

    A Goonies reference wrapped in a Goonies reference covered in everything you love about the Boom! Box imprint of comics. Great first issue.

  • Alissa

    This one was seriously awesome, you guys! I have been waiting months for it! Months! Since July, and it's now January. That's a loooong time to be in book limbo.

    I was thinking it would be a just Goonies reboot, but with female characters. And I LOVE the Goonies. LOVE it! It's one of my go-to movies and I could probably quote the whole thing to you right here, right now (

    ). But this book was so much better than I expected. So much MORE than just a reboot. Sure, there

    This one was seriously awesome, you guys! I have been waiting months for it! Months! Since July, and it's now January. That's a loooong time to be in book limbo.

    I was thinking it would be a just Goonies reboot, but with female characters. And I LOVE the Goonies. LOVE it! It's one of my go-to movies and I could probably quote the whole thing to you right here, right now (

    ). But this book was so much better than I expected. So much MORE than just a reboot. Sure, there were Goonies references all over the place. I expected that. But there were also Scooby Doo feels (

    ), which I didn't expect (but loved).

    And amazing characters.

    And adventure.

    And humor.

    And pirates.

    And a cute, albeit stinky, dog who survives to the end (

    )

    And ALL THE THINGS that make a book a

    book.

    That cliffhanger, though... and no sequel in sight...

    Grrrr! THAT is frustration in its highest form! I need the second volume, like, NOW!

  • Mia

    What 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!

  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

    A FEMALE

    RIP OFF?! FUCK YES! I'm all over this like genital warts on a frat boy.

    4.5 stars

    There 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.

  • Ashley Metzger

    It'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!

  • Artemis

    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

    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: 4/5

  • Jane

    I loved the art in this but as far as character and plot, it felt like it was trying really hard to be Lumberjanes. The characters, setting, and plot could have been better developed. The action started happening before I felt invested in the characters and cared what happened to them.

  • Kristin

    This all-girl version of the Goonies is too meta for its own good. The story takes place in the town where the movie "The Gloomies" was filmed and has a similar pirate history and threat of urban development going on. There's also has a hidden treasure that a group of local teens stumble onto a map for. Smith seems to think by having the characters pointing out all these parallels to each other, and to you, that that's all you need to evoke that '80s adventure feel. But the clues are solved too

    This all-girl version of the Goonies is too meta for its own good. The story takes place in the town where the movie "The Gloomies" was filmed and has a similar pirate history and threat of urban development going on. There's also has a hidden treasure that a group of local teens stumble onto a map for. Smith seems to think by having the characters pointing out all these parallels to each other, and to you, that that's all you need to evoke that '80s adventure feel. But the clues are solved too easily, or by accident, and the characters are broadly drawn and verging on the obnoxious (Looking at you, Karma). It's aiming for the Lumberjanes' formula of girl power and adventure but is nowhere near as charming.

    I'm hoping that now all the setup is out of the way, volume two can start being it's own thing.

  • Catherine

    A town known for a TV show with a huge fan following, a pirate story, map and treasure. The teens did not spend a lot of time figuring out the map, so I was curious why no one over a couple of hundred years had not figured it out before.

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