Misfit City (BOOM! Studios)
Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s...but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary...and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!
Praise for Misfit City
"Finally, a Goonies for girls! When a pack of teens discover a treasure map, danger brings out the best in everyone, making Legally Blonde writer Smith's comic book debut not one to miss.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Misfit City is...guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. And honestly, with sizzling banter, frantic chase scenes and some epic doggy heroism, what more could you possibly want?” - Big Comic Page
"A perfect combo of delightful art, hilarious dialogue, and deft pacing. I can't wait to see where the story goes next!" - Hope Larson, author of GOLDIE VANCE, BATGIRL
"An exciting treasure romp filled with adventure, danger, love, and friendship. The humor and dialogue…are just wonderful...”—Comicosity
“What Smith & Lustgarten have done here is take a concept that could have been a simple old-school adventure and instead created something that will hopefully inclusively inspire a new generation…”- Newsarama
“Fun. Fresh. Rad. I wanna go on this adventure!!!” - Ellen Page
"Misfit City is pure, hilarious, gloomy Pacific Northwest comic book greatness!" - Michael Showalter, creator, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
“A breezy blast, Misfit City made me feel like I was 12 and watching Goonies for the first time. I loved it.” - Rian Johnson, director, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
"Misfit City had me feeling both nostalgic for my nerdy youth and as relevant and cool as I think I still am; it's fucking punk as shit and I couldn't put it down.” — Lesley Arfin, writer/creator, DEAR DIARY & Netflix’s LOVE
Naomi Franquiz is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist working out of delightfully dank Florida. Her original work has been published in the POWER & MAGIC Press anthology, Dark Horse, Image, Kaboom! - as well as self-published online. You can find her online sleep-tweeting or aggressively enjoying video compilations of rude cats.
Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith is known for her work as a screenwriter of female-driven comedies “Legally Blonde” and “10 Things I Hate About You,” in addition to “The House Bunny,” “She’s the Man,” “Ella Enchanted” and “The Ugly Truth.” She is currently writing “Sweet Valley High” for Paramount. She has also written the YA novels “The Geography of Girlhood” and “Trinkets”.
Kurt Lustgarten is a screenwriter and award-winning commercial director. His credits include writing and co-producing the THE DELETED, a digital series created by Bret Easton Ellis.
Kurt and Kiwi's love of girl power and “The Goonies” fused to create Misfit City. They live five blocks away from Skylight Books, with their dogs Maui and Pippin (who naturally inspired the character of “Pippin” in Misfit City).