Misfit City Vol. 1 by Kirsten Smith

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 Cannon Cove has to offer. She’s desperate to get away from home as...

Details Misfit City Vol. 1

TitleMisfit City Vol. 1
Release DateDec 19th, 2017
PublisherBOOM! Box
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Graphic Novels Comics, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Misfit City Vol. 1

  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    A 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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-deadpa...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (along with The Princess Bride). But this book was so much better than I expec...
  • 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.
  • Becky Gust
    At 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!
  • Madison
    I really enjoyed this! The illustrations are fantastic and each character is fully and distinctly realized. I'll never get tired of adventure stories starring an all-girl cast, but I hope future volumes deal more explicitly with the use of native imagery, etc.
  • Hareton
    Ich 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.
  • Anique Aburaad
    Like the Lumberjanes, but with a more thought-out plot and for an older crowd
  • Andreea
    I like Misfit City a lot, but it could be more captivating... if you know what I mean.
  • Madeline Roy
    This was really cute and reminded me of high school. Just like the goonies. I want more!!
  • Angelea
    Totally fun! Love the goonies elements and Portland references.
  • Xanthe
    Fun small town with a secret romp, hitting all those treasure map and pirate tropes hard. I love all the teenage girls and their friendships and families.
  • A
    Definitely the introduction... Ends on cliffhanger and doesn't resolve a lot. Eagerly awaiting Vol. 2!
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  • k
    this was a lot of set up but it's a ton of fun!!
  • Aldi
    3.5 stars. Plot's a bit fluffy but I adore the characters and all the riffing on 80s nostalgia.
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  • Alex
    Do you wish the Lumberjanes were a little bit older? Read this.
  • Emma
    Really enjoyed this! Lumberjanes meets Goonies. Funny, modern, diverse, and great art and colours.
  • Aubrey
    When 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!
  • Becky
    This art, though!