Mis­fit City

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Writ­ers: Kurt Lust­garten, Kiwi Smith Artist: Naomi Fran­quiz Pub­lisher: BOOM! Stu­dios

The first is­sue of Mis­fit City is com­ing out in May, and we’re so ex­cited we could squee (not re­ally, though, be­cause that’s undig­ni­fied). We’re partly ex­cited be­cause it’s cre­ated and co-writ­ten by Kiwi Smith, who, very cool name aside, wrote cult teen movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde in the late ’90s. If Mis­fit City is any­thing sim­i­lar, we can ex­pect a cast of quirky char­ac­ters and reams of quippy, in­stantly quotable di­a­logue.

But we’re also re­ally look­ing for­ward to the story, which takes in­spi­ra­tion from clas­sic ’80s ad­ven­ture movies like In­di­ana Jones, The Goonies and Stand By Me. Like these films, it’s im­bued with a love of mis­chief, pur­suit and the great out­doors. This time, how­ever, the story fo­cuses on a group of teenage girls, who, af­ter find­ing a map that re­veals the des­ti­na­tion of pi­rate trea­sure, leave their bor­ing home­town to track it down.

With a dream duo like Smith and artist Naomi Fran­quiz, Mis­fit City could be an in­die clas­sic in the mak­ing. It looks light­hearted and fun, and Smith’s story cher­ishes her child­hood in the ’80s play­ing with girls who weren’t afraid to scrape their hands and bloody their knees.

An is­sue one vari­ant cover, by artist Es­ter Zejn.

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