Misfit City Review The Gloomies are good enough!
Written by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Illustrations by Naomi Franquiz
Colors by Brittany Peer
Lettering by Jim Campbell
Published by BOOM! Box
Cannon Cove, Oregon. A normal if dull little place, at least that is what Karma and her friends wish for. Cannon Cove is a hotspot for fans of The Gloomies, a kiddie adventure movie set in the ‘80’s that was shot on location in various places around the area. So the girls spend their days working their way through annoying fans of the movie. That is until the day a mysterious chest is delivered to the Film Museum and the girls find what seem to be an old treasure map. Should they risk to try and find the treasure?
As a genuine and bonafide fan of the actual Goonies this comic is right up my alley. This movie has been part of my identity for over 30 years now and it is great to come across others who think the same and who are willing to get their own adventure going. I am so curious to see how their adventure will pan out. Also I like the fact that we are dealing with a group of women and not little kids so of course their adventure will pan out completely differently and I have an premonition that it will be a lot more dangerous too. I cannot express just how excited I am for this! And when you know the writer is Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, lady screenwriter for Legally Blonde and 10 Things I hate about you, you jolly well know the story is in good hands. I say yes, a hundred times yes to this story! When’s the next one out? I need to know! The Gloomies never say die! Eh, Goonies, sorry.
The art is awesome and the diversity of the girls comes forth perfectly in their style, facial expressions and mannerisms. You can tell how great their complicity and friendship is simply by looking at any given image.
The comic also has a small interview in the back which really adds to the background of why this comic series was started. Do yourself a favor, pick up a copy, watch The Goonies on Netflix then read the comic and see just how excited you are getting!