Teen Detective ‘Goldie Vance’ Is Coming From Hope Larson and Brittney Williams
The teen detective genre is getting a shot in the arm with the announcement of Goldie Vance, a miniseries written by Hope Larson, who recently adapted Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, with art by Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat‘s Brittney Williams. The series comes this April from Boom Box, Boom Studios’ “Hey talented people, do what you want” imprint.
The series follows 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance, who lives in a Florida resort managed by her father, and hopes to become the resort’s resident detective.
As Hope Larson explained to the LA Times:
Goldie is someone who believes she can fix anything. She’s fascinated by how things work, and how people work. She’s grown up in Crossed Palms, a resort hotel where her dad works as manager, and sees all the moving pieces that make it run, which is helpful in solving a mystery! She works as a valet and is obsessed with cars.
Goldie will have help on her cases from her best friend Cheryl, who works the resort’s front desk, and awkward Walter, the current Hotel Detective. The four-issue series will feature one over-arching mystery, with each chapter providing payoffs along the way.
Interestingly, Larson and Williams didn’t come to Boom with the idea for the book. They were both approached by editors Shannon Watters and Dafna Pleban, specifically about creating a girl-detective series for Boom Box. Watters was also partly responsible for the creation of Lumberjanes, so it’s not a surprise that she and Pleban are working to expanding Boom’s roster of comics for and about girls, and written and drawn by women.