Hi-Fi Fight Club #1

Writer: Carly Usdin Artist: Nina Vakueva Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale, RuPaul's Drag Race) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva for a new series that's music to our ears!
New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She's prepared to deal with anything-misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie.
But when Rory Gory, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band's show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl...her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vi more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 29, 2017

    Looking at this book, I dreaded reading it. Its chirpy, happy, in a kind of cheesy way that would normally send me running for the dark streets of Gotham. Yet, by gritting my teeth, I found that I really enjoyed the book for the slice of almost whimsy it is, bringing smiles of recognition of my early jobs and the friends I made, now long gone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 23, 2017

    Some of you are probably going to read this and still wonder what the book is about, after all, I did intentionally pass all that up in my review because I want you to wonder that as you pick up the book. Sure, some people won't like it, some will think it's okay, and others will love it. That's the fun of comic books; we don't all like the same things to the same degree. But if you get off your superhero chair for a moment you might find that Hi-Fi Fight Club is a wonderfully crafted comic book, emphasis on comic book. That's the biggest compliment I can give; it's a damn good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Aug 25, 2017

    It seems like this creative team (a pretty sweet club of their own) will be able to maintain the relationships and plot twists set up in this issue, and balance it with a little more action. I have nothing but the highest expectations for this series, and no doubt that it will only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Aug 22, 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first issue and I have a feeling it will not remain cutesy in the next issues, those plucky girls will see to that! I would definitely advice to pick it up and keep an eye out for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 22, 2017

    Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 is the perfect first issue as it introduces a great paced mystery, a relatable lead, and a team with an already addicting dynamic. This premiere leaves the reader wanting more as it instills pure fun with every page - the only negative is the month we will have to wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Stephanie Wilson Aug 24, 2017

    An inviting and well-paced first issue that introduces us to memorable characters, a great record shop, and a possibilities-are-endless cliffhanger! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 24, 2017

    If you ever had a secret teenage crush or fell head over heels with a band, artist, or genre of music (Aka most human beings.), you should pick up Hi-Fi Fight Club #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Aug 25, 2017

    Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 is an excellent first issue. It will hook you, it'll resonate with you. It's a book designed to get you stoked, to crack your knuckles and pump up the volume. Dive in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Aug 24, 2017

    Pitch-perfect characters and the start of an intriguing mystery, with good humor and charm for days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 13, 2017

    Hi-Fi Fight Club stands out for me as unique among the 140+ comics I read each month. There's nothing else like it on the stands and that in and of itself is enough to get me to come back for more. Add in the crisp art and dialogue, captivating characters, and the touch of mystery with a real possibility for a unique take on how that mystery will be investigated and solved and I was sold. I'll definitely be back for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Sep 5, 2017

    Boom can be stereotyped as having a certain house style for its teen girl adventure books, and if it did, this book would stand out while still holding a few of the classic tropes. Every character has a particular style of clothing and body language, going into a delightfully detailed style that still has the more cartoony and simplistic expressions for the really light music. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Aug 23, 2017

    It's a surprising subversion of what you think it will be, much like "Fight Club" itself, laying the groundwork for something with interesting potential going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Sep 2, 2017

    A solid start to a new comic for the teen market. Strong pacing from the get go. Brimming with humor and adorable characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Aug 26, 2017

    Overall, I like the premise and I can see this comic going places. I just hope that they try to showcase more shapes, colors and sizes in the art work and that the story focuses on making the characters people who are more complex than microsentence descriptors. I look forward to seeing where the ladies go as they delve into their first case together with their newest addition Chris. The comic world needs a secret teen girl vigilante fight club and I hope that this evolves into the greatness implied in the issues final pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 23, 2017

    Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 was a fun debut issue in the Boom Box line-up of comics. With fun characters and a mini-cliffhanger on the final page, Usdin and Vakueva do a great job of creating interest and intrigue. Oh, and who didn’t want to work at a record store in the 90s? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King Apr 27, 2018

    Heavy Vinyl is not the worst comic series you could read. The art is nice and cute, with pleasant shades of color. It is crisp, clean, and even the style feels softly feminine with a tinge of edge here and again. Is it groundbreaking art? No, but again, it is cute and satisfying enough. The story needs some work and tightening up to really get a feeling of suspense going. Would I read it again? Sure. If I wanted something cute and light. Will it be a masterpiece as the years go by that everyone just HAS to read? No way. If you're interested and you want something light that leaves the door open for potentially more issues to come (despite there being no announcements of this thus far), then this will get the job done. It is cute, it is girly but with edge, and it lets you pass the time happily enough. Read Full Review

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