Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1

Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1

When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she?s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they?re 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 s When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she?s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a...

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Title:Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1
Author:Carly Usdin
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1684151414
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Nicole
    Oct 14, 2018
    I really enjoyed this....although....I think some of the language and relational dynamics are not as common for the 90s but are much more current.... so there's that.... like sometimes it felt more 2000s with 90s nostalgia instead of 1998.... but in general I really liked it....and kin...
  • Vanessa
    Aug 19, 2018
    Volcano girls we really can't be beat Warm us up and watch us blow But now and then we fail and we admit defeat We're falling off, we are watered down and fully grown -"Volcano Girls", Veruca Salt That song has almost nothing to do with this comic, but it's on the suggested pla...
  • Sascha
    May 13, 2018
    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 market...
  • Basma
    May 31, 2018
    I'm enjoying these quirky, quick, fun and adorable comics that are being published and that are coming up my radar lately. The stories are cute and enjoyable, the characters are diverse, there seems to be a bigger emphasis on feminism and equality, there's always a bit of a cute or cli...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Aug 13, 2018
    This was fun! A little bit Empire Records, a little bit Josie and the Pussy Cats (the movie), with bonus vigilante, mystery-solving teen girl gang. I definitely look forward to the next volumes. ...
  • Devann
    Apr 11, 2018
    Cute art, cute story, cute girls [that have cute crushes on other cute girls], and awesome music - What's not to like? This is definitely a fun idea for a series and I can't wait for volume 2! Also I sent this page to my friend with the caption "i would be offended by the design of ...
  • Mckinlay
    Jul 04, 2018
    I?m so sad cause this was really good and was getting better and it was canceled ? ...
  • Heatherblakely
    Oct 06, 2017
    I grabbed the first volume when I was in San Francisco, and I'm so glad I did! I loved these characters, and watching a girl have a crush on another girl warmed my heart. I want more. ...
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    Jan 27, 2018
    I'm sad there isn't more to this story. (Yet!). I found the characters cute and dynamic, while also being easy to relate to. There wasn't too many tropes, and every time I thought there would be, the writers surprised me by NOT doing it. Overall it was a very fun read all about mus...
  • Kristin
    May 17, 2018
    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. Everyon...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Aug 26, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.5 I loved the idea of this one! Female fight club taking down the patriarchy? Music and girl crushes? Plus an awesome art style! This could've made the PERFECT comic. But the story itself was a bit dry at times and the mystery plot felt rushed and overlooked. The ch...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Aug 23, 2017
    it's so cute & fun & also so effortlessly diverse!! two biracial couples one of which is sapphic! gay dads! another sapphic couple! black & puerto rican mcs! ...
  • Kris Ritchie
    Jul 06, 2018
    Fantastic start to what might be my favorite Boom Box series since the Backstagers. Having it set in the late 90s also provided me with mini-culture shocks on pop culture refs such as hearing characters talk about catching up on the latest episode of Buffy the Vampire slayer and then r...
  • Gary
    Mar 09, 2018
    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...
  • Liz
    Jul 25, 2018
    Queer, feminist scooby doo gang of girls kicking mystery ass, sign me up. ...
  • Artemis
    Jun 22, 2018
    CODE VIOLET! RECOMMENDED BOOK! RECOMMENDED BOOK! Great artwork, and cute, diverse girls throwing punches as members of a femme, patriarchy-smashing fight club. Plus there's a deep knowledge and passion for music, going back to before the 21st century - the comic is set in 1998 -...
  • Alison
    Aug 28, 2018
    This was a gift from Melissa over at The Bookish Babbler on youtube and OMG I LOVED IT. This had empowering females, a fight club, mystery, and music! I thought this was such a unique idea and I was in love with all of the characters. There was a great balance between mystery, action,...
  • BookBlerd
    Jul 01, 2018
    I liked it fine. The romance between the tomboy music lover & the preppy girl was nice. The artwork had a modern day Archie comics feel. I feel like the premise could've been executed better. I was expecting them to be in a secret band, so was a bit disappointed. ...
  • Lindsey
    May 24, 2018
    I loved that there was not a fantasy element to this book. It is a lot of girl power. ...
  • Rod Brown
    Apr 12, 2018
    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 ...
  • Chad
    Jun 28, 2018
    I loved everything about this. It's Empire Records crossed with Scooby Doo (or maybe Buffy without the supernatural). Set in 1998, Chris is the new girl working at the local record store. When the lead singer of a rock band goes missing, her co-workers invite her to join a secret under...
  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    Sep 23, 2018
    My new favourite graphic novel!! Everything about this made me so happy- a badass group of girls, working in a record store in the 90s? How could it not be my fav?! It?s full of funny, diverse, and all around amazing characters. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next 3 volumes (al...
  • Bookishrealm
    Jun 09, 2018
    This was such a cute comic with badass females and LGBT representation. I absolutely loved it. I was amazed by the plot line and the character development. The story was so easy to follow and it definitely kept my attention the entire time. I LOVED it. I can't wait until the second vol...
  • Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
    Jun 18, 2018
    5 ?New favorite? Stars ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: I will lead this review with a list of things this graphic novel contains, browse and see if any of those things are for your liking bitch please, I bet everyone will find something, this has all of the best things: ?...
  • Lilith Knight
    Jul 29, 2018
    WARNING: This review contains *spoilers* because I'm angry and I want to talk about it. Well, this is awkward. Heavy Vinyl gave me strong Spell on Wheels vibes, meaning that it had an interesting concept but the execution was rather poor. To be honest I found it quite prob...
  • Aleksandra
    Apr 21, 2018
    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH, PLEASE READ IT! Heavy Vinyl is awesome comic about a vynil shop, where all the employees and the boss are ladies, who are also in secret fight vigilante club, set in 1990s, USA! It's lots of fun, it has great diversity and the main arc is about missing music ban...
  • Bri
    Mar 24, 2018
    "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 coun...
  • Molly Chenault
    Oct 10, 2018
    Really, fun, love the art! ...
  • Annise Blanchard
    Jul 11, 2018
    What an amazing graphic novel series! Based around 4 teenage girls and one super fine store owner working in a records store and fighting the patriarchy. Super feminist, LGBTQ+ friendly, and overall amazing and empowering. I can't wait to read more! ...
  • rebeca
    Jul 05, 2018
    please this is so so so so cool i'm the definition of 'heart eyes' right now... i NEED the vol 2!!!!! ...