The Avant-Guards #1

Writer: Carly Usdin Artist: Noah Hayes Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl!
• Welcome to the Georgia O 'Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.
• Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn't understand why she can 't be both, but she seems alone in that belief... until Charlie.
• Charlie is a recent transfer, a star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv 's problems. She 'll stop at nothing to get Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling basketball team.
• Carly Usdin (Heavy Vi more

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Jan 23, 2019

    BOOM! Studios' latest sports comic THE AVANT-GUARDS #1 delivers drama, charm, and wit to the basketball court. Carly Usdin's brilliant girl-gang recipe delivers exciting plays with an assist from Noah Hayes' delightful artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 22, 2019

    The Avant-Guards promises to blend the world of sports and the world of theater, and it's a safe bet that if you're a fan of either comics or sports, you'll find something to enjoy here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jan 23, 2019

    Avant-Guards #1 is a fun and engaging read for anyone who loves a good found-family story -- while this week's introductory issue take a little while to build, the cast of characters and the promise of hijinks to come will leave you hooked and anxious for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 28, 2019

    Reminded me of my own college experiences, which is a good thing, though everybody is better looking here. Also, they're into sports. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Jan 23, 2019

    Avant-Guards #1 lays up another slam dunk for BOOM! and its growing catalog. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Jan 24, 2019

    We don't see a lot of the other Avant-Guards, but I get the feeling they'll have a much bigger impact in future issues. Just where this comic will go I don't know for sure. With sports, you never can. What I do know is The Avant-Guards #1 is sure to be a delightful journey into the world of friendship, art, and basketball. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 23, 2019

    The Avant-Guards #1 is a fun debut that continues BOOM!'s successful steak of bringing the manga sports genre to western audiences. This is another fun one that delivers a solid set up with a nice mix of humor and emotion. Definitely one to check out this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jan 23, 2019

    Slice of life and basketball fans will find The Avant-Guards charming. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jan 22, 2019

    Amateur sports and teen drama is presented in a simple but effective way. Carly Usdin has created another cast of intriguing characters that will definitely captivate the Young Adult audience and anyone else who enjoys the BOOM! Box Imprint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jan 28, 2019

    Like the characters that inhabit it, "The Avant-Guards" #1 is a cute and friendly story of acceptance and finding your place in the world. Read Full Review

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