BOOM! Studios is bringing a new group of vigilantes to the page. Written by filmmaker Carly Usdin (Suicide, Kale, RuPaul’s Drag Race) and with art by Nina Vakueva (Lilith’s Word), the Hi Fi Fight Club introduces an indie record store that serves as a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club–as such things are wont to do. New employee, Chris, finds herself in the middle of things when the staff’s favorite singer disappears.
Usdin describes Hi-Fi Fight Club as “equal parts Empire Records and The Baby-Sitters Club, with a little D.E.B.S., Scott Pilgrim, and Lumberjanes in there as well,” adding that, as a girl growing up in New Jersey “All I wanted to do was to work at a record store and be a superhero.”
With that mix of influences, it’s hard to see where the book will go, but it is good to see more girls join the superhero team.
Synopsis for Hi Fi Fight Club
The year: 1998. The place: New Jersey. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when Rory Gory, the staff’s favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out 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!
Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Nina Vakueva
Main Cover: Nina Vakueva
Teen Movie Homage Subscription Variant Cover: Brooke Allen
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: August 2017