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[Saturday Reads] Mystery, Witchcraft, Punk Band, and Female Friendships in Comics

Check out a few more comics that celebrate female friendships!

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Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

Today’s post is a tie-in to my previous Saturday Reads post, Comics Written by Female Authors That Are All About Friendship. Below you’ll find three additional comics that feature female friendships in celebration of our current theme on Sisterhood and Female Bonds in Literature.

Goldie Vance Volume One by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Published by BOOM! Box (2016)
ISBN-13: 9781608868988

Watch out, Nancy Drew! There’s a new detective in town! Meet Goldie Vance, a sixteen-year-old who lives in a Florida resort that is managed by her dad. Goldie works as a valet in the resort but she also loves a good mystery. She dreams of becoming the hotel’s in-house detective. The first volume involves a missing scientist, a stolen necklace, a drag race, and an explosion, just to name a few! With the help of her friends – best friend Cheryl, hotel detective Walter, and the lovely Diane – Goldie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Goldie Vance is an ongoing comics. Currently, four volumes have been published, and the team is working on the fifth.

Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth, Megan Levens, and Marissa Louise

Published by Dark Horse (2016)
ISBN-13: 9781506701837

I picked up this Dark Horse Comics in perfect timing. I recently went on a trip to Boston and our hotel was close to Salem. We did a quick tour of the city on our last day. It’s a charming small town. I’ve also been watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. Spell on Wheels features three friends: Andy, Jolene, and Claire. But they are not your average girls. They all possess magical abilities – witches in a modern world. In this first volume, Claire’s ex-boyfriend breaks into the girls’ place and steals a bunch of their magical artifacts. What could he be up to? The girls only has one way to find out: track down the ex and make him pay for what he has done.

Never Goodnight by Coco Moodysson

Published by The Friday Project (2015)
ISBN-13: 9780008120900

Never Goodnight is a graphic memoir written by Coco Moodysson. It is considered the cult Swedish graphic novel that inspired the movie, We Are The Best!, written and directed by Coco’s husband, Lukas Moodysson. Never Goodnight follows almost-teenagers Coco, Klara, and Matilda. They have been best friends since primary school. Fueled by their anarchist ideals, they decided to form a punk band. They have never played any instruments nor did they have the money to buy them. What little money they had saved, they ended up splurging on junk food. The girls were determined to make a name for themselves, even if all they had were hairspray and each other.

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