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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Misfit City Vol. 1 Reviews
RIP OFF?! FUCK YES! I'm all over this like genital warts on a frat boy.
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.
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!
I don't quite know what to make of this just yet. I quite like the premise; real life residents of a town where a classic kids movie called "The Gloomies" was filmed (and if you can't guess what that's based on we have nothing in common and are no longer friends) find themselves embroiled in a real life treasure hunt complete with duplicitous criminals, riddles to solve and mysterious old men with secrets. But I have a problem with the "social justice warrior" feel that totally overwhelms the st
I don't quite know what to make of this just yet. I quite like the premise; real life residents of a town where a classic kids movie called "The Gloomies" was filmed (and if you can't guess what that's based on we have nothing in common and are no longer friends) find themselves embroiled in a real life treasure hunt complete with duplicitous criminals, riddles to solve and mysterious old men with secrets. But I have a problem with the "social justice warrior" feel that totally overwhelms the story. Its almost like they've gone so far overboard with being inclusive that they've actually turned their heroines into stereotypes. We've got the tomboy lesbian who has trouble expressing her feelings, the mixed raced rocker girl, a mind blowingly dumb hippy girl who talks about aura's and reads tarot cards, the fat girl (she's the smart one) who's weight balloons bizarrely between average girl and morbidly obese, and an every girl type who's role pretty much boils down to straight woman/stand in for the reader.
There's other things too that just make it very hard to stay in the story. There are barely any men in this town and I kind of hope there's a reason because its really weird, no one talks about it and it really stands out. I kept getting caught up in the authors choice to have the only other cop in the story (besides every girls mother who is of course the sheriff) be a Sikh man in a turban. Its just so progressive it doesn't seem real.
Then there's an insane amount of "catch phrase" dropping that often doesn't make any sense. My favorite being when rockstar girl is relating the story of the evil pirate (queen of course) and her blood thirsty cannibal crew and stupid hippy girl gets literal stars in her eyes and goes "squad goals!" Wait what? Your squad goals are to become a a murderous gang?
I don't know I might stick around for volume 2 but I'd sacrifice some of the socially conscience platitudes for more adventure and mystery.
This book desperately wants to be a madcap adventure filled with pirates, hidden treasure and quirky female protagonists. The adventure is mild, and the characters really don't consist of much beyond their quirks. It seems more like a book trying to get on a bandwagon (see: Lumberjanes, Ms. Marvel, etc.) rather than one trying to blaze its own path.
A comic about a group of girls who go on adventures, referencing
, and co-written by the woman who wrote
???? This is everything I'd ever dreamed of