Girl power…girl detectives…Nancy Drew meets Veronica Mars…I'm talking about Goldie Vance! From BOOM! Box, Goldie Vance # 1, written by Hope Larson, with art by Brittney Williams needs to be permanently added to your pull list. It's just that good.
The story follows 16-year-old Marigold 'Goldie' Vance who lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who also happens to manage 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 hotels in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he cant 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.
Goldie Vance has spirit! I was incredibly drawn to her character because of it. A curious character like Goldie has the same draw that Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had. It will surely put her in some sticky situations, but we kind of have a confidence in her abilities to navigate her way through anything. These mystery adventures make me feel like I've found a really great new comic. It definitely tugged at my childhood for a few minutes while I read. The setting, Crossed Palms Resort, is perfect for this type of plot. Certainly not a Wonderland type place, but it has it's perks. BOOM! Box has done it again. With books like Goldie Vance, Jonesy, Lumberjanes, and Giant Days, I have such confidence in BOOM! Studios abilities to put out great comics. Hop on board this comic book train and grab the first issue of Goldie Vance today!