When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, shes surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: theyre all members of a secret fight club that takeon the patriarchy and fightcrime!Starry-eyed Chris has just started the dream job every outcast kid in town wants: working at Vinyl Mayhem. It's as rad as she imagined; her boss is BOSS, her co-workers spend their time arguing over music, pushing against the patriarchy, and endlessly trying to form a band. When Rosie Riot, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her bands show, Chris discovers her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl . . . Her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club! Follow writer Carly Usdin (director of Suicide Kale) and artist Nina Vakueva (Liliths World) into the Hi-Fi Fight Club, where they deliver a rock and roll tale of intrigue and boundless friendship....
|Title||:||Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 (Hi-Fi Fight Club)|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
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Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 (Hi-Fi Fight Club) Reviews
This graphic novel has compelling art, along with a story line with everything you need to make a good story: music, mystery, badass girls, the struggle to figure out who you are, and a little romance. Would definitely recommend.
Everything in this feels like lip service. The '90s setting, the diversity, even the plot. None of it has any thought or reason behind it. Black girl likes Lauryn Hill, TLC, and hip-hop. Hispanic girl isn't Hispanic until she gets a sudden call from her Papi in the final issue. Everyone's super chill about having two dads or being a gay teen, when that's very much not how the '90s was (It's sadly not even how *now* is).
If this had been a fluffy, Empire Records-type tale of life working at a musi ...more
I was really excited for this and hadn't been able to grab a first issue so waited until the first volume was out. I ended up pretty disappointed. I think it comes down to me expecting too much out of Boom Box comics. They are aimed at a younger set, after all.
This comic was marketed as a fluffy, lesbian-focused comic about a girl w/ a crush on another girl who works in the same record shop as her. I love music, and was looking forward to an all-female cast that also, presumably, loved music. Wh ...more
Cute characters and story but the premise is a little thin. Maybe a volume 2 can fill that out.
I loved the concept but the execution left me wanting. It reads a little like a TV pilot; introducing lots of potentially interesting characters and ideas before running out of time to do much with them. The 90s setting also felt a little like a plot contrivance. I think the idea would work just as well in a contemporary setting.
All that said, I'd totally read a second, more focused volume.
Carly Usdinin "Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1" (Boom! Box, 2018) on 1990-luvun loppupuolelle sijoittuva tarina, jossa amerikkalaisen levykaupan myyjinä toimivat nuoret naiset muodostavat myös salaisen iskujoukon, joka taistelee viekkautta, vääryyttä ja seksismiä vastaan. Luvassa on tavallista tiukempi tapaus, kun viisikon pitäisi löytää suositun kadonnut laulaja. Mutta miksi ihmeessä bändin muut jäsenet ovat kuin aivopestyjä zombeja?
Kannattaa siis kääntää aivojen realismiasetukset heti alkuun vähän löysemm ...more
It's my second super-diverse disappointingly generic Scooby-Doo adventure in a row. (See Moonstruck, Volume One: Magic to Brew) An appealing cast of characters goes to waste in a silly fight club that also fights crime and a convoluted missing person story that doesn't even wrap up in the first volume. Not sure I care enough to find out how it ends.
"Well we can't let them do that. Music is about expression and identity. I'm trying to figure out who I am and they're doing literally the opposite of that."
YALL!!! This has become one of my new favorite comic series. I read these as individual issues but I was too lazy to count each one as a single book soooo. Anyway we basically follow this group of 5 girls working at a record store in the late 80's and they're part of a fight club. AND THERE ARE LESBIANS. LOTS OF THEM. Heavy Vinyl was so ...more