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Misfit City Heads to HBO Max

Another BOOM! Studios comic series is heading to HBO Max. Misfit City, created by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz with Brittany Peer on color, and Jim Campbell lettering, is heading to the service. Popular writers Hannah Hafey and Kaitlin Smith will serve as creators and executive producers for the series, alongside Smith and Lustgarten. BOOM! Studios’ Stephen Christy, Ross Richie, and Mark Ambrose will also executive produce with Mette Norkjaer co-executive producing.

Misfit City is a treasure hunting story through a unique female lens. In the original pitch, it was described as the girls version of The Goonies.

BOOM! has been spreading things around with R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond coming to Disney+, BRZRKR, Something is Killing the Children, and Mech Cadets all in development at Netflix, and Slam! also being developed for HBO Max.

You can see our review of the first volume of Misfit City here.

Misfit City Vol. 1

Preview: Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith & Amy Roy
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Colorists: Brittany Peer, Jamie Loughran, Joana Lafuente, Gonçalo Lopes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Price: $14.99

When Mia Corsair, the greatest cat burglar the 1960s had ever seen, woke up in a new world of dial-up, zip-off cargo shorts, and Y2K, the only thing she wanted was to catch back up to where she’d been in 1969: on the verge of her biggest heist ever, and with it, mere inches away from getting away with millions of dollars (and that was in ‘60s money, too), notoriety…and freedom.

Luckily for Mia, the nerd who accidentally unfroze her in the 1990s, Brenda Ospina (Tech Support, City College), might just be able to help her blend in this brave new world, not to mention Brenda’s got modern, tech-savvy tricks up her sleeve to help pull off the heist of the new millennium!

Written by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde), Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City), and Amy Roy and illustrated by the incredible Leisha Riddel, rev up your getaway car and settle in for an adventure unlike any other.

Smooth Criminals Vol. 2 SC

Preview: Smooth Criminals Vol. 1 SC

Smooth Criminals Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Kurt Lustgarten & Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Colorists: Brittany Peer, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Price: $14.99

There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief from the 60s.

Mia is everything Brenda is not—cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia—and how to pull off the heist of the century.

Writers Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) and illustrator Leisha Riddel swing into action and steal the show with this daring and hilarious caper of time-melding suspense.

Collects issues #1-4.

Smooth Criminals Vol. 1 SC

Preview: Smooth Criminals #4

Smooth Criminals #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kurt Lustgarten & Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Price: $3.99

Brenda and Mia are prepping for the heist of the century, but the pressure of getting all of their moving pieces in place is putting a strain on their friendship, and rifts are forming in the team! When someone from Mia’s past shows up unexpectedly, the question becomes, will they help…or hinder?

Smooth Criminals #4

Your First Look at Smooth Criminals #2!

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Smooth Criminals #2, the newest chapter in the highly anticipated series from the acclaimed screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten, the writing duo behind the smash hit Misfit City, and artist Leisha Riddel.

There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief named Mia from the ‘60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not—cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia—and how to pull off the heist of the century. Hijinx abound as Brenda and Mia set off to get their hands on the diamonds that Mia tried to steal in 1969 and run into a mysterious face from the past!

Smooth Criminals #2 features a main cover by Audrey Mok and will be on sale December 12th.

A First Look At The Crime of The (Literal) Century in Smooth Criminals from Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten!

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Smooth Criminals #1, the new original ongoing series beginning November 21st from the acclaimed screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten, the writing duo behind the smash hit Misfit City, and artist Leisha Riddel.

There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief named Mia from the ’60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not—cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia—and how to pull off the biggest heist of the ’90s.

Smooth Criminals #1 features a main cover by Audrey Mok and a variant cover by Chynna Clugston Flores.

Preview: Misfit City Vol. 2 SC

Misfit City Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure. Collects issues #5-8.

Review: Misfit City Vol. 1

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day at book stores! This week we’ve got Misfit City!

Misfit City is by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, Naomi Franquiz, Brittany Peer, and Jim Campbell.

Get your copy. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: Misfit City Vol. 1 SC

Misfit City Vol. 1 SC

Release Date: 12/13/2017
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Price: $14.99
Synopsis:

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed the cult kids’ adventure movie The Gloomies there in the ’80s. Now Cannon Cove is just a boring tourist trap where nothing ever happens… until she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary!

It’s a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.
Collects issues #1-4.

Misfit City Extended for Second Story Arc

The critically acclaimed Misfit City, from screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, co-writer Kurt Lustgarten, and artist Naomi Franquiz, kicks off its climactic second story arc in September as the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure reaches a dramatic conclusion, BOOM! Studios announced today.

Misfit City is the story of Wilder and her friends, whose hometown is where they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie in the ’80s. Nothing ever happens there, until one day they come upon a centuries-old treasure map drawn by the infamous pirate Black Mary, launching a life-imitates-art adventure in the town they all dreamed of escaping.

Retailers, please note Misfit City #5 has an FOC date of August 28 and on-sale date of September 20. Misfit City Vol. 1, a softcover collecting the first four issues, is also available for pre-order and comes out in December.

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