Goldie Vance (2016)

Synopsis

16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and dreams 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.

Source: BOOM! Studios

Notes on This Title

Volumes 1-3 of Goldie Vance were originally released in single issue format. Volume 4 was released on April 25th, 2018 as an original graphic novel. Volumes 1 and 2 are written by Hope Larson and illustrated by Brittney Williams. Volume 3 is written by Hope Larson and Jackie Ball and illustrated by Noah Hayes. Volume 4 is written by Jackie Ball and illustrated by Elle Power.

Goldie Vance depicts occasional violent situations.

Goldie Vance has been acquired by 20th Century Fox for a film adaptation to be produced by Kerry Washington and written and directed by Rashida Jones. (Source: Variety)

Awards

2016 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite All-Ages Comic
2016 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards Shortlist — Favorite Indie Book
2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics Nominee
29th GLAAD Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Comic Book

Reviews

“Larson’s retro mystery weaves car chases, drag races, Cold War espionage, light romance, and brainy deductive reasoning throughout this slick series starter, and plucky Goldie is a fantastic protagonist. Williams and Stern’s candy-colored artwork makes great use of mid-century design and cantilevered angles, and their characters present a refreshingly wide array of body types and skin tones.” (Source: Booklist, vol 113, number 6, p37)

Interviews

Entertainment Weekly: “Goldie Vance graphic novel: Inside the making”

LA Times: “Hope Larson and Brittney Williams discuss ‘Goldie Vance,’ their upcoming teen detective comic book series”

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