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Exclusive Preview: Hope Larson & Brittney Williams’ Goldie Vance, From BOOM! Studios

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Hey, folks! We’ve got a really neat exclusive preview for y’all today from the fine folks over at BOOM! Studios. Goldie Vance has been described as an “an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes.” There’s also a few names attached that just might get you interested: Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, two of the neatest creators in comics today.

The solicitation below also drops names like Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars–two rad detectives that absolutely come through as inspiration even in just this preview. If these few pages are anything to go by, then friends: this is going to be an exciting brand new comic for all of us to check out.

You can find the preview below, plus the full solicitation underneath. Tell us what you think!

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Goldie Vance #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios

Writer: Hope Larson

Artist: Brittney Williams

Cover Artists:  

Main Cover: Brittney Williams

Incentive Cover: Marguerite Sauvage

Price: $3.99

What’s to Love: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes.

What It Is: In a timeless story, 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town.

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