Misfit City #1

Writer: Kiwi Smiith, Kurt Lustgarten Artist: Naomi Franquiz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Nothing's happened in Wilder's hometown since they filmed that cult kids' adventure movie there in the 80s...but that's ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary...and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet May 14, 2017

    The comic also has a small interview in the back which really adds to the background of why this comic series was started. Do yourself a favor, pick up a copy, watch The Goonies on Netflix then read the comic and see just how excited you are getting! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Ashley Wertz May 10, 2017

    MISFIT CITY #1 establishes the town of Cannon Cove and its inhabitants easily without relying on nostalgic tropes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 9, 2017

    Smith has commented that the heavy references to The Goonies are not coincidental, and that the frequent references will be essential to book as the series progresses. This kind of intertextual dialogue is not uncommon in retro-inspired works, but this self-awareness also speaks to what the reader brings to the book. No work is ever created in a bubble, but what Smith has done here is take a concept that could have been a simple old-school adventure and instead created something that will hopefully inclusively inspire a new generation, along with hooking us in for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion May 10, 2017

    You should definitely check out Misfit City. Its a fun story about treasure hunts and awesome young ladies living in a small coastal town. I think its worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 8, 2017

    Honestly, I'm loving this series already. Rose-tinted nostalgia and present-day relevance, weary cynicism and a wide-eyed sense of adventure, Misfit City has it all. This is a positive, upbeat series with an almost tangible sense of adventure, and whether youre a girl, a boy, a Goonies fan or just someone who loves a great story, Misfit City comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 10, 2017

    Misfit City #1 is just a great first issue and a great start to what seems like an incredible adventure series. With great characters that are well established right off the bat, an exciting story with adventure and mystery, and a great art team it is hard to come up with a reason, not to at least check out Misfit City #1. This is a great series especially for younger female readers that are having trouble finding comics for themselves. You not only get a great cast of widely diverse female charactersbut some great female creators on this series also that are getting a chance to show off some immense talent. All that to the side the main thing is that Misfit City #1 is an all around great comic that will have readers clamoring for more, I for one wish this had been a double-sized first issue to get more of this wonderful story into my brain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson May 10, 2017

    Overall, the art is strong. I really like the character designs " each girl looks unique and has lots of great details. The action is clear and the panel layouts work with the story. My one nitpick is that the color is on the dark side, with lots of muted tones, even with the pops of color. I'll be interested to see if things start to pop more once the adventure gets going. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 11, 2017

    Reclaiming the adventure narrative from the usual boy's romp, these young ladies are decked out with all the brains, curiosity and quirkiness needed to heal the cove, rock out the Shuck Fest and beat the bad guys to the hidden treasure. Armed with a scimitar, an ancient map, and a pup named Pip, the Misfit Citycrew hauls us willingly into their gloomy Northwestern adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri May 12, 2017

    A great debut that subverts expectations and has the potential to make a fan out of anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 11, 2017

    This is a great issue and the start to one hell of an adventure. With a solid nod to a classic film, Misfit City #1 sets up a journey that you don't want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman May 20, 2017

    From the moment Misfit City first hit our radar we knew it was going to be something special and, after reading the first issue, we can confirm that it's every bit as good as it seems. Great dialogue coupled with a diverse group of female characters, the book has a lot of potential moving forward. Misfit City gets a nostalgia-fueled recommendation from us " and it's especially perfect for fans of BOOM! Box's other series like Lumberjanes, Goldie Vance, and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington May 10, 2017

    Misfit City earns a recommendation for those who are interested in stories of the young-adult and lighthearted variety. It's an adventure story from a simpler time, reminiscent of and paying homage to The Goonies. It manages to aim at a younger audience without talking down to them, making it accessible and entertaining for adults of all ages. No intolerable, cringeworthy teen dialogue to be found here, just genuine youth interactions and excellent character designs. The story is just getting started, and I'm looking forward to what it has in store. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Aug 14, 2017

    A very start to what I expect to be a swashbuckling adventure and I look forward to see where the story goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jun 6, 2017

    Both Naomi Franquiz and Brittany Peer do a wonderful job on art. It is reminiscent of BOOM! Box's other books, but that may not be a bad thing. It conveys its tone to someone who might pick it up in the store, without having to read a word. There's some great dialogue and character-building here, but I don't think they grab the reader with the premise. Leaning so heavily on your influences can seem like just re-treading if you don't present a new hook for people to latch on to. I think they've got a solid foundation, but I hope this book can come into its own in the coming issues, as it caters to an underserved population of comic fandom. Read Full Review

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